The cost of a county merchant license is $25.00 annually.
A merchant is any person, corporation, partnership or association of persons who engages in the sale of goods, wares and merchandise at wholesale or retail. The sales may be made for profit or not for profit. A strictly "service" business is not required to have a merchant license. If the merchant is also inside the city limits of a town, he may also be required to obtain a city merchants license and would need to contact the city hall of said town.
To obtain a county merchants license contact the county collector's office at 573-378-5370.