Merchant category code list

What is a merchant category code?

A merchant category code (MCC) is a 4 digit number used by card networks such as Mastercard, Visa, Discover, AMX and so on and applicable to every business that wants to accept credit cards. The number fluctuates on the basis of the type of business or service the company proposes.

For what purpose card networks use MCC?

Card networks use MCC to classify and track buying. In the customer statement or you can check yours too the classification always specified to it, such as β€œretail stores, grocery shop,” is attached to the merchant category code.

Below is the Merchant category code list attached:

MCCMerchant CategoryReportable under 6041/6041A and Authority for Exception
0742Veterinary ServicesYes
0763Agricultural CooperativeYes
0780Landscaping ServicesYes
1520General ContractorsYes
1711Heating, Plumbing, A/CYes
1731Electrical ContractorsYes
1740Masonry, Stonework, and PlasterYes
1750Carpentry ContractorsYes
1761Roofing/Siding, Sheet MetalYes
1771Concrete Work ContractorsYes
1799Special Trade ContractorsYes
2741Miscellaneous Publishing and PrintingYes
2791Typesetting, Plate Making, and Related ServicesYes
2842Specialty CleaningYes
3351-3441Car RentalYes
4111Commuter Transport, FerriesYes
4112Passenger RailwaysYes
4119Ambulance ServicesYes
4131Bus LinesYes
4214Motor Freight Carriers and Trucking – Local and Long Distance, Moving and Storage Companies, and Local Delivery ServicesNo1.6041-3(c)
4215Courier ServicesYes
4225Public Warehousing and Storage – Farm Products, Refrigerated Goods, Household Goods, and StorageNo1.6041-3(c)
4411Cruise LinesYes
4457Boat Rentals and LeasesYes
4468Marinas, Service and SuppliesYes
4511Airlines, Air CarriersYes
4582Airports, Flying FieldsYes
4722Travel Agencies, Tour OperatorsYes
4723TUI Travel – GermanyYes
4784Tolls/Bridge FeesNo1.6041-3(c)
4789Transportation Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)Yes
4812Telecommunication Equipment and Telephone SalesNo1.6041-3(c)
4814Telecommunication ServicesNo1.6041-3(c)
4816Computer Network ServicesNo1.6041-3(c)
4821Telegraph ServicesNo1.6041-3(c)
4829Wires, Money OrdersNo1.6041-3(c)
4899Cable, Satellite, and Other Pay Television and RadioNo1.6041-3(c)
5013Motor Vehicle Supplies and New PartsNo1.6041-3(c)
5021Office and Commercial FurnitureNo1.6041-3(c)
5039Construction Materials (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(c)
5044Photographic, Photocopy, Microfilm Equipment, and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5045Computers, Peripherals, and SoftwareNo1.6041-3(c)
5046Commercial Equipment (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(c)
5047Medical, Dental, Ophthalmic, and Hospital Equipment and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5051Metal Service CentersNo1.6041-3(c)
5065Electrical Parts and EquipmentNo1.6041-3(c)
5072Hardware, Equipment, and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5074Plumbing, Heating Equipment, and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5085Industrial Supplies (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(c)
5094Precious Stones and Metals, Watches and JewelryNo1.6041-3(c)
5099Durable Goods (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(c)
5111Stationary, Office Supplies, Printing and Writing PaperNo1.6041-3(c)
5122Drugs, Drug Proprietaries, and Druggist SundriesNo1.6041-3(c)
5131Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry GoodsNo1.6041-3(c)
5137Uniforms, Commercial ClothingNo1.6041-3(c)
5139Commercial FootwearNo1.6041-3(c)
5169Chemicals and Allied Products (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(c)
5172Petroleum and Petroleum ProductsNo1.6041-3(c)
5192Books, Periodicals, and NewspapersNo1.6041-3(c)
5193Florists Supplies, Nursery Stock, and FlowersNo1.6041-3(c)
5198Paints, Varnishes, and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5199Nondurable Goods (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(c)
5200Home Supply Warehouse StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5211Lumber, Building Materials StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5231Glass, Paint, and Wallpaper StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5251Hardware StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5261Nurseries, Lawn and Garden Supply StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5271Mobile Home DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5300Wholesale ClubsNo1.6041-3(c)
5309Duty Free StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5310Discount StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5311Department StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5331Variety StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5399Miscellaneous General MerchandiseNo1.6041-3(c)
5411Grocery Stores, SupermarketsNo1.6041-3(c)
5422Freezer and Locker Meat ProvisionersNo1.6041-3(c)
5441Candy, Nut, and Confectionery StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5451Dairy Products StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5499Miscellaneous Food Stores – Convenience Stores and Specialty MarketsNo1.6041-3(c)
5511Car and Truck Dealers (New & Used) Sales, Service, Repairs Parts and LeasingNo1.6041-3(c)
5521Car and Truck Dealers (Used Only) Sales, Service, Repairs Parts and LeasingNo1.6041-3(c)
5531Auto and Home Supply StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5532Automotive Tire StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5533Automotive Parts and Accessories StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5541Service StationsNo1.6041-3(c)
5542Automated Fuel DispensersNo1.6041-3(c)
5551Boat DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5561Motorcycle Shops, DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5571Motorcycle Shops and DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5592Motor Homes DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5598Snowmobile DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5599Miscellaneous Auto DealersNo1.6041-3(c)
5611Men’s and Boy’s Clothing and Accessories StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5621Women’s Ready-To-Wear StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5631Women’s Accessory and Specialty ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5641Children’s and Infant’s Wear StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5651Family Clothing StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5655Sports and Riding Apparel StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5661Shoe StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5681Furriers and Fur ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5691Men’s, Women’s Clothing StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5697Tailors, AlterationsYes
5698Wig and Toupee StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5699Miscellaneous Apparel and Accessory ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5712Furniture, Home Furnishings, and Equipment Stores, Except AppliancesNo1.6041-3(c)
5713Floor Covering StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5714Drapery, Window Covering, and Upholstery StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5718Fireplace, Fireplace Screens, and Accessories StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5719Miscellaneous Home Furnishing Specialty StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5722Household Appliance StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5732Electronics StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5733Music Stores-Musical Instruments, Pianos, and Sheet MusicNo1.6041-3(c)
5734Computer Software StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5735Record StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5812Eating Places, RestaurantsNo1.6041-3(c)
5813Drinking PlacesNo1.6041-3(c)
5814Fast Food RestaurantsNo1.6041-3(c)
5912Drug Stores and PharmaciesNo1.6041-3(c)
5921Package Stores-Beer, Wine, and LiquorNo1.6041-3(c)
5931Used Merchandise and Secondhand StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5932Antique ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5933Pawn ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5935Wrecking and Salvage YardsYes
5937Antique ReproductionsNo1.6041-3(c)
5940Bicycle ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5941Sporting Goods StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5942Book StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5943Stationery Stores, Office, and School Supply StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5944Jewelry Stores, Watches, Clocks, and Silverware StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5945Hobby, Toy, and Game ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5946Camera and Photographic Supply StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5947Gift, Card, Novelty, and Souvenir ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5948Luggage and Leather Goods StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5949Sewing, Needlework, Fabric, and Piece Goods StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5950Glassware, Crystal StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5960Direct Marketing – Insurance ServicesYes
5962Direct Marketing – TravelYes
5963Door-To-Door SalesNo1.6041-3(c)
5964Direct Marketing – Catalog MerchantNo1.6041-3(c)
5965Direct Marketing – Combination Catalog and Retail MerchantNo1.6041-3(c)
5966Direct Marketing – Outbound TeleNo1.6041-3(c)
5967Direct Marketing – Inbound TeleNo1.6041-3(c)
5968Direct Marketing – SubscriptionNo1.6041-3(c)
5969Direct Marketing – OtherNo1.6041-3(c)
5970Artist’s Supply and Craft ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5971Art Dealers and GalleriesNo1.6041-3(c)
5972Stamp and Coin StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5973Religious Goods StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5975Hearing Aids Sales and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5976Orthopedic Goods – Prosthetic DevicesNo1.6041-3(c)
5977Cosmetic StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5978Typewriter StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5983Fuel Dealers (Non Automotive)No1.6041-3(c)
5993Cigar Stores and StandsNo1.6041-3(c)
5994News Dealers and NewsstandsNo1.6041-3(c)
5995Pet Shops, Pet Food, and SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
5996Swimming Pools SalesNo1.6041-3(c)
5997Electric Razor StoresNo1.6041-3(c)
5998Tent and Awning ShopsNo1.6041-3(c)
5999Miscellaneous Specialty RetailNo1.6041-3(c)
6010Manual Cash DisburseNo1.6041-3(c)
6011Automated Cash DisburseNo1.6041-3(c)
6012Financial InstitutionsYes
6051Non-FI, Money OrdersNo1.6041-3(c)
6211Security Brokers/DealersYes
6300Insurance Underwriting, PremiumsNo1.6041-3(c)
6399Insurance – DefaultNo1.6041-3(c)
6513Real Estate Agents and Managers – RentalsYes
7011Hotels, Motels, and ResortsYes
7032Sporting/Recreation CampsYes
7033Trailer Parks, CampgroundsYes
7210Laundry, Cleaning ServicesYes
7216Dry CleanersYes
7217Carpet/Upholstery CleaningYes
7221Photographic StudiosYes
7230Barber and Beauty ShopsYes
7251Shoe Repair/Hat CleaningYes
7261Funeral Services, CrematoriesYes
7273Dating/Escort ServicesYes
7276Tax Preparation ServicesYes
7277Counseling ServicesYes
7278Buying/Shopping ServicesYes
7296Clothing RentalYes
7297Massage ParlorsYes
7298Health and Beauty SpasYes
7299Miscellaneous General ServicesYes
7311Advertising ServicesYes
7321Credit Reporting AgenciesYes
7333Commercial Photography, Art and GraphicsYes
7338Quick Copy, Repro, and BlueprintYes
7339Secretarial Support ServicesYes
7342Exterminating ServicesYes
7349Cleaning and MaintenanceYes
7361Employment/Temp AgenciesYes
7372Computer ProgrammingYes
7375Information Retrieval ServicesYes
7379Computer RepairYes
7392Consulting, Public RelationsYes
7393Detective AgenciesYes
7394Equipment RentalYes
7395Photo DevelopingYes
7399Miscellaneous Business ServicesYes
7511Truck StopYes
7512Car Rental AgenciesYes
7513Truck/Utility Trailer RentalsYes
7519Recreational Vehicle RentalsYes
7523Parking Lots, GaragesYes
7531Auto Body Repair ShopsYes
7534Tire Retreading and RepairYes
7535Auto Paint ShopsYes
7538Auto Service ShopsYes
7542Car WashesYes
7549Towing ServicesYes
7622Electronics Repair ShopsYes
7623A/C, Refrigeration RepairYes
7629Small Appliance RepairYes
7631Watch/Jewelry RepairYes
7641Furniture Repair, RefinishingYes
7692Welding RepairYes
7699Miscellaneous Repair ShopsYes
7829Picture/Video ProductionYes
7832Motion Picture TheatersYes
7841Video Tape Rental StoresYes
7911Dance Hall, Studios, SchoolsYes
7922Theatrical Ticket AgenciesYes
7929Bands, OrchestrasYes
7932Billiard/Pool EstablishmentsYes
7933Bowling AlleysYes
7941Sports Clubs/FieldsYes
7991Tourist Attractions and ExhibitsYes
7992Golf Courses – PublicYes
7993Video Amusement Game SuppliesNo1.6041-3(c)
7994Video Game ArcadesYes
7995Betting/Casino GamblingYes
7996Amusement Parks/CarnivalsYes
7997Country ClubsYes
7999Miscellaneous Recreation ServicesYes
8021Dentists, OrthodontistsYes
8042Optometrists, OphthalmologistYes
8043Opticians, EyeglassesYes
8049Chiropodists, PodiatristsYes
8050Nursing/Personal CareYes
8071Medical and Dental LabsYes
8099Medical ServicesYes
8111Legal Services, AttorneysYes
8211Elementary, Secondary SchoolsNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8220Colleges, UniversitiesNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8241Correspondence SchoolsNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8244Business/Secretarial SchoolsNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8249Vocational/Trade SchoolsNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8299Educational ServicesYes
8351Child Care ServicesYes
8398Charitable and Social Service Organizations – FundraisingNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8641Civic, Social, Fraternal AssociationsNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8651Political OrganizationsYes
8661Religious OrganizationsNo1.6041-3(p)(2)
8675Automobile AssociationsYes
8699Membership OrganizationsYes
8734Testing LaboratoriesYes
8911Architectural/Surveying ServicesYes
8931Accounting/Bookkeeping ServicesYes
8999Professional ServicesYes
9211Court Costs, Including Alimony and Child Support – Courts of LawNo1.6041-3(p)(4)
9222Fines – Government Administrative EntitiesNo1.6041-3(p)(4)
9223Bail and Bond Payments (payment to the surety for the bond, not the actual bond paid to the government agency)Yes
9311Tax Payments – Government AgenciesNo1.6041-3(p)(4)
9399Government Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)No1.6041-3(p)(4)
9402Postal Services – Government OnlyNo1.6041-3(p)(3)
9405U.S. Federal Government Agencies or DepartmentsNo1.6041-3(p)(3)
9950Intra-Company PurchasesNo1.6041-3(c)


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