Dexter Missouri City Information


Zoning Requirements  (573) 624-5959

All Property in the City is zoned Residential, Commercial, or Industrial. Before opening a business in Dexter you should contact the City Code Department to make sure that your business is properly zoned for the intended use.  Contact Jim Dowdy

Building Permits  (573) 624-5959

Building Permits are issued through the City of Dexter , 301 E. Stoddard St. Contact Jim Dowdy or Kendra Williams

Business License (573) 624-5959

The purpose of the City’s business licensing is to provide a registry of businesses in the city and to protect legitimate businesses from unfair competition violating federal , state, and local laws. Contact Crystal Bishop for more information.

City Taxes  (573) 624-5959

City taxes are collected at the City Collector’s Office.  For more information, contact Crystal Allstun.

Sales Tax Number  (314) 877-0177

A city business license is only issued after a state sales tax number, if applicable , is obtained from the Missouri Department of Revenue. Visit for more questions.

State Registration (866) 223-6535

Most companies operating in Missouri must register with the State. Unincorporated businesses must also file if they do business under any title other than the actual name of the owner. Visit for information, or contact the Office of the Secretary of State in Jefferson City at the above number.

Signage (573) 624-5959

The City and MoDOT regulates the size, placement, and type of all business signage. Contact the City Code Enforcement  for approval.

Water and Trash Setup (573) 624-5959

To set up your water account or trash services, go to the Collector’s Office at City Hall.  Any water or trash issues, contact the Collector’s Office at City Hall.

County Health Department (573) 568-4593

All eating and / or drinking establishments are required to have a health permit.

Stoddard County Health Department

1001 North Highway 25
PO Box 277

Bloomfield, MO 63825

Dexter Chamber of Commerce (573) 624-7458

The Dexter Chamber of Commerce can help introduce your new business and gain you great exposure. To become a member and have a ribbon cutting, be announced on Social Media, be included on the member directory plus much more. Contact them for more details.