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Business Friendly Onsite Review
Starting a new business is exciting yet can be challenging, but we’re here to make it easy. Before you buy or lease, let us help. The City of Battle Ground offers Business Friendly OnSite Review (BFOR) . With one call, we will coordinate City staff, the Fire Department, and any other applicable agencies to meet with you for a free comprehensive review of your potential site.

As with any big life move you should seek legal and financial assistance to assure that you are aware of all of the risks and challenges involved in your endeavor. Once you’re ready to move forward with opening your business there are a few basic items of which you need to be aware.

Washington State Requirements
You will need to register with the state of Washington. Department of Revenue Washington State has a great website that provides a step by step guide to assist you in deciding what types of licenses and registrations may be required.

City of Battle Ground Business License Requirements
The City of Battle Ground requires a business license for operating within the city limits. Our application process is quick and easy, visit our Business License Program web page for information or call (360) 342-5047.

Other useful links:
SCORE business counselors provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with confidential, free business help. 

Washington Small Business Development Center promotes economic vitality by providing advice, training and research to entrepreneurs and existing businesses statewide.

Small Business Guide 
Business and Occupation Tax 
Small Business Administration 
Access Washington - Welcome to the State of Washington 
Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce

Erin Erdman
Community Development Director
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109 S.W. 1st St., Suite 127
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Ph: (360) 342-5047
Fx: (360) 342-5049

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Business Friendly Onsite Review