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Yes, all dogs over the age of six months need to be licensed with the City. Dog licenses are issued on a calendar year basis from January 1 - December 31. License renewals are due by January 31 of each year. New dogs may be registered any time of the year. At no time may there be more than three adult dogs per household per BGMC 6.10.060. For more information see the City's dog licensing page.
Use our convenient online service to register your dog for a license or to renew a license.
Yes, any dog off the owner or custodian’s premises must be on a leash per BGMC 6.10.310.
Any animal which by habitual howling, yelping, barking, crowing or other noise disturbs or annoys any person or neighborhood to an unreasonable degree, taken to be continuous noise for a period of ten or more minutes or intermittent noise for a period of thirty or more minutes per BGMC 6.10.260.
Fill out the City's citizen action request form online.
If you are looking for your lost pet in the City of Battle Ground, please contact us at 360-342-5000 (option 0).
Pets that are found “wandering” on their own may be impounded by the City in order to protect the animal and the public. An impounded pet will be housed at a local veterinary hospital to ensure its safety and care while city staff works to identify and contact its owner.
To retrieve an impounded pet, the owner must pay an impound and any other applicable fees to the City of Battle Ground.
Chickens are allowed, however roosters are not allowed per BGMC 6.10.185.
Obtaining a City of Battle Ground business license is a 3-step process:
Step 1 - Application: There are two possible methods to apply for a City business license: online via the BLS website (fastest method), or by mail (via paper application). Application-related fees are found below.
Step 2 - City review and license activation: Upon successful completion of an application and associated payment, BLS will notify the City that the application information is available for review with respect to City regulations. Unless issues arise during the review, the City will typically activate a license within a week of BLS notification. (If issues arise, the applicant will be contacted).
Step 3 - Issuance of business license: Upon the City’s activation of a business license, BLS will mail to the business a Washington State Business license that has the applicable category of city license printed within the "City Endorsement" section of the state license, along with an expiration date. There are three possible categories of city license issued for Battle Ground, see descriptions below.
Note: A business’s state-issued Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number is used to reference its city business license account.
The City of Battle Ground requires a business to hold a City business license if it is either (1) physically located within city limits, or (2) entering city limits to conduct business.
Verify the address by:
Step 1: Go to https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/property/index.cfm
Step 2: Type in the street address or tax parcel number and click search.
Step 3: Find the “Administration Data” table and go to the row that says “Jurisdiction”. If the Jurisdiction says Battle Ground then you are located within City limits.
A City business license is active until the expiration date shown on the state license. To facilitate the annual renewal process, BLS mails a renewal notice to each active city business licensee approximately six weeks prior to the applicable expiration date. The notice will include instructions that allow for completion of the renewal process to the expiration date. Once deemed complete, BLS will issue an updated state license showing the applicable city endorsement category and new expiration date.
If you have additional questions contact:
Washington State BLS: Email: email@example.com Phone: 360-705-6741Website
Updates to the business name, governing people, and/or address(es) should be made online or reported via e-mail.
The agenda is available in the Agenda Center five to seven days prior to the scheduled council meeting. Use our Notify Me subscription service to receive an email or text message with a link to the agenda when it is published.
The agenda is available in the Agenda Center five to seven days prior to the scheduled council meeting. Or, use our Notify Me subscription service to receive an email or text message with a link to the agenda when it is published.
Minutes of each City Council meeting are published after Council approval at the subsequent regular council meeting. Minutes can be viewed in the Agenda Center.
Complete the Request for Public Record Form and return it by:
The City Clerk serves as the Claims Agent and Title VI Coordinator for the City of Battle Ground. City Clerk
Your civil rights are granted by federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin. Please refer to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Please complete and submit a Request for Accommodation form.
You may file a discrimination claim by completing and submitting a claim form available in the Civil Rights & Title VI Complaint Procedures and Claim Form document.
Tile VI is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin by government agencies that receive federal financial assistance. Refer to the U.S. Department of Justice's Overview of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
You may file a claim by completing and submitting a claim form available in the Civil Rights & Title VI Complaint Procedures and Claim Form document.
The City will investigate the complaint and notify the complainant of its finding. You may the procedures in the Civil Rights & Title VI Complaint Procedures and Claim Form document.
You must complete and submit a Claim for Damages form and include documentation of estimates, receipts, and/or photos in support of the claim.
The City will investigate the claim with the related department or staff member and forward all information to our insurance authority who will examine the claim, may use the services of an adjuster, and upon completion of the investigation, will make the final determination if negligence is found.