During these unprecedented times, our goal is to continue to serve Boone County taxpayers by providing essential services. However, will we be doing so with minimal staffing and modifications to normal business operations.

We encourage taxpayers to call or email the Collector’s office with questions or concerns. Paid property tax receipts and statements of non-assessments can be emailed. Most local vehicle licensing offices will accept these electronic copies. In addition, paid property tax records are provided weekly to the DOR for online licensing renewals or in-person visits to local license offices.

If you need to make a payment we request that payments be mailed, placed in our drop box at the Government Center entrance at the corner of 9th and Ash St., made online or over the phone by calling 1-877-690-3729.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

– The Staff of the Boone County Collector’s Office

Food Establishment Operating Permit Information

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With Commission Order 605-2012, the Boone County Commission readopted Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8; and revised Chapter 9 of the Code of Health Regulations for Boone County, Missouri. Chapter 9 gives the County Commission the authority to establish reasonable fees (see Commission Order 488-2017) to pay for the costs incurred with inspecting establishments and enforcing the Boone County Food Code.

The Boone County Collector has the responsibility of collecting the fees and issuing a food establishment operating permit. The operating permit is valid July 1 through June 30. The fees are based on gross receipts, less revenue not related to food, and a public health priority factor. The following table represents the permit fees for Boone County, effective May 1, 2018.

$0-​$250,000 $175 $270 $360
$250,000-​$750,000 $260 $355 $435
> $750,000 $345 $430 $525

Permit fees prior to May 1st, 2018

Temporary Food Permits

Effective February 1, 2013, persons conducting a temporary food event (an event lasting less than fifteen (15) days), shall pay an inspection fee of Thirty Dollars ($30.00). Notwithstanding the foregoing, there will be no fees charged for temporary food permits for events for which there is only one (1) food vendor participating.

Reinspection Fees

Effective February 1, 2013, in addition to the Basic Fees set out above, food establishments shall pay an administrative service fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per inspection for second and subsequent reinspections required to confirm corrections of violations noted during the inspection process.

Methods of Payment

The collector's office accepts license and permit payments by cash, personal check, cashier's check, bank draft, money order or credit cards. One check may be written for multiple bills of licenses or permits, personal property, and/or real estate, if the total of the bills are added correctly. The entire amount due for the license or permit must be paid before one can be issued. Please do not send cash through the mail. Permit fees can be paid online or by phone.

Please see the Methods of Tax Payment page for detailed information.

For information on obtaining a Boone County Food Establishment Operating Permit, contact:

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services
Division of Environmental Health
1005 W. Worley Street
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 874-7346