The following businesses, activities, and occupations need a business license to conduct business in the City of Great Bend:
Boxing and wrestling matches
Cereal malt beverages
Circuses and carnivals
Garbage and refuse collectors
Junk dealers, pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers
Merchant police service
Oil and gas well drilling
Recycling centers and mobile recycling points
Septic tank truck operators
Sidewalk dining license
Tree and shrub trimmers and treaters
* Building contractors, electrical certificates, mechanical certificates and plumbing certificates are issued by the Building Inspection Department. See Building Inspections for more information or contact their office at (620) 793-4106.
Requesting a License
When considering a business in Great Bend, it is best to speak with the Director of Finance Shawna Schafer or Deputy City Clerk Alison Urban who can explain the type of license you require and requirements necessary for it. Contact the Finance office at (620) 793-4111.
Many times it appears everything is in order. However, there may be additional issues that get overlooked such as zoning, fire code, etc.
Licenses & Regulations
Business licenses and regulations are covered under Title 5, of the City of Great Bend Code of Ordinances.