City of Ocean Springs

    Ocean Springs Privilege License Application


    Business Information

    New License | License Renewal | Overdue Renewal | Information Change
    Business Address | Mailing Address | Owner's Address

    Business Owner Information

    Business Type (Choose All That Apply)

    Retail
    Wholesale
    Restaurant
    Bar
    Lounge
    Manufacturing
    Auto For Hire
    Individual
    Service-Oriented
    Partnership
    Selling
    Corporation

    (Max 255 Characters)

    Business Operations

    Coin-Operated Vending Machines (See below for pricing)
    Contractor-Builders/Infrastructure/General
    Cosmetology
    Wrecker
    Maintain an Inventory
    Massage Therapist
    New to Ocean Springs (Requires Occupancy Inspection)
    Operated from the Home (Requires Home Occupancy Permit) One Time Fee
    Physical Address Changed in Last Year (Requires Occupancy Inspection)
    Serve or Sell Beer (Provide Copy of Beer Permit)
    Serve or Sell Food (Provide Copy of Food Permit)
    Serve or Sell Liquor (Provide Copy of Liquor Permit)

    Affidavit

    I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN ABOVE IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF FULLTIME EMPLOYEES WORKING 30 OR MORE HOURS OVER A 7-DAY PERIOD, TO INCLUDE PARTNERS AND THE BUSINESS OWNERS ARE . THE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO AUDIT BY THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS AND ANY PERSON WHO WILLFULLY MAKES ANY FALSE STATEMENT ON AN APPLICATION FOR A PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR. (SECTION 27-17-467 MISSISSIPPI CODE). I UNDERSTAND THAT A PRIVILEGE LICENSE DOES NOT MAKE LEGAL ANY ACT DECLARED ILLEGAL BY THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.

    Choose the Applicable Category From A or B

    (A) Privilege Taxes

    (For All Businesses other than Retail, Wholesale, & Manufacturing)

    Privilege Tax Code Descriptions (A) *Fee Fee Charged
    Employees 1-3 $20.00 Flat Rate
    Employees 4-10 $30.00 Flat Rate
    Employees 11 And Over (MAX 150) $2.00 Per Head
    *Part (A) Amount Due $

    (B) Inventory of Goods, Wares & Merchandise For Sell

    Total Inventory x 15% To Get Estimated Inventory Values

    (Retail, Wholesale, & Manufacturing Only)

    Estimated Business Inventory Values and Fee
    From To (B) *Fee (+) From To (B) Fee (+)
    $0 7,000.00 $20.00 90,000.01 100,000.00 $380.00
    7,000.01 10,000.00 $25.00 100,000.01 125,000.00 $440.00
    10,000.01 12,000.00 $32.50 125,000.01 150,000.00 $560.00
    12,000.01 15,000.00 $40.00 150,000.01 175,000.00 $680.00
    15,000.01 20,000.00 $50.00 175,000.01 200,000.00 $800.00
    20,000.01 15,000.00 $62.50 200,000.01 225,000.00 $920.00
    25,000.01 30,000.00 $75.00 225,000.01 250,000.00 $1,040.00
    30,000.01 40,000.00 $92.50 250,000.01 300,000.00 $1,200.00
    40,000.01 50,000.00 $150.00 300,000.01 350,000.00 $1,360.00
    50,000.01 60,000.00 $200.00 350,000.01 400,000.00 $1,520.00
    60,000.01 70,000.00 $250.00 400,000.01 450,000.00 $1,680.00
    70,000.01 80,000.00 $300.00 450,000.01 And Up $1,840.00
    80,000.01 90,000.00 $340.00 *Part (B) Amount Due $

    (C) Specialty Business

    Specialty Business Descriptions (C) *Fee Fee Charged
    Auto For Hire Class 2 $10.00 Per Auto
    Pawn Broker $250.00 Flat Rate
    Pawn Broker Receive Deadly Weapons $500.00 Flat Rate
    Dealer Deadly Weapons $100.00 Flat Rate
    *Part (C) Amount Due $



    THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR ANY OPTION FROM PART D and/or E

    (D) Amusement License

    Slot Amusement Descriptions (D) *Fee Fee Charged
    Slot Amusement - Video/Music Machine (Non-Game) $27.00 Per Machine
    Slot Amusement - Game Machines $45.00 Per Machine
    Slot Amusement - Kids Rides $18.00 Per Machine
    Vend Machine Over 20 Cents $10.00 Per Machine
    *Part (D) Amount Due $

    (E) Beer Retail

    Beer Retail Description (E) *Fee Fee Charged
    Beer Retail $30.00 Flat Rate
    *Part (E) Amount Due $

    NOTES:

    Privilege Licenses are valid from the date of issue thru September 30th annually. A valid Privilege License is MANDATORY for all home-based (residential) and commercial businesses or organizations that are operating and providing or selling goods or services for profit within the City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

    New Business Licenses are prorated based on month opened. City Clerk’s Office will determine price when application is completed.

    Slot Amusement Permits are valid from date of issue thru December 31st annually. Wrecker Permits are valid from date of renewal thru October 31st annually.

    IF YOU ARE RENEWING YOUR LICENSE AFTER SEPTEMBER 30TH PLEASE CALL OCEAN SPRINGS CITY HALL AT (228) 875-4236 FOR THE AMOUNT DUE WITH PENALTY FEES.

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