State Franchise Registration Status and Franchise Laws


Registration or Filing Required? No
Business Opportunity Laws? No

Missouri is not a franchise registration state nor a franchise filing state. So, you may offer or sell your franchise without registering or filing your Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) with the state, provided that you are compliant with the Federal Franchise Rule. However, Missouri does prohibit franchisors from terminating or not renewing a franchise agreement without providing the franchisees 90 days’ notice of their decision, except in a few scenarios where notice is not required.

Fun Fact: Afraid of heights? If so, it will probably be nauseating to think about the first person who ever did a parachute jump from a plane, which happened in St. Louis in 1912!