Step 1 - Application:
Step 2 - City review and license activation:
Step 3 - Issuance of business license:
Note: A business’s state-issued Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number is used to reference its city business license account.
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Battle Ground partners with the Washington State Department of Revenue, Business Licensing Service (BLS), for the administration of its city business licenses.Home Occupation Business and Specialty Business LicensesSome occupations such as home occupation, peddlers, and mobile food businesses require a supplemental license in addition to holding a city business license through the Washington State Department of Revenue. Visit the city’s specialty licenses page and BGMC Title 5 for more information on how to obtain a supplementary license.
If you are a renter, you will also need to seek the approval of the homeowner or management company to conduct your business.
For conducting business within city limits:
To determine if you are within City limits, check the jurisdiction at the Clark County GIS, Property Information Center to determine whose jurisdiction the property falls under.
The City of Battle Ground requires a business to hold a City business license if it is either:1. Physically Located within City limits2. Entering City limits to conduct businessYou can find the jurisdiction at the Clark County GIS, Property Information Center to determine whose jurisdiction the property falls under.
A City business license is active until the expiration date shown on the state license.
BLS facilitates annual renewal by sending a notice to each active city business licensee approximately six weeks prior to the applicable expiration date. The notice includes instructions for completion of the renewal process prior to the expiration date. Once deemed complete, BLS issues an updated state license showing the applicable city endorsement category and new expiration date.
If you have additional questions contact:
Washington State BLS: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 360-705-6741Website
Updates to the business name, governing people, and/or address(es) should be made online or reported via e-mail.