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If you have critical areas, or would just like more information regarding them, please see our Environmental Protection page.
Please email: ComDev.Info@CityofBG.org for information
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.
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 transported to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington to ensure its safety and care.
To retrieve an impounded pet, the owner must contact the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and pay any applicable fees.
Chickens are allowed, however roosters are not allowed per BGMC 6.10.185.
FREE! All we ask for is your time as you join us for this exciting community engagement program.
Yes, attendees should be over the age of 18.
Staff is in the process of developing similar civic engagement programs specifically designed for school aged children.
The class size is limited to 25 participants.
Applicants may be non-residents; however, priority will be given to those that reside within the city limits of Battle Ground. Applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis, and based on the student's ability to attend most, if not all, of the scheduled classes.
BGU classes will be rotated between various City facilities. The location of each session is noted on the course schedule, which include:
Battle Ground - City Hall109 SW 1st Street
Battle Ground Community Center912 E. Main Street
Battle Ground Police Department507 SW 1st Street
The City will provide all supplies needed for the program's activities.
BGU classes will only be offered for in-person attendees.
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.
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.
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: 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.
The City Clerk serves as the City's Public Records Officer. Information to request public records may be found on the City Clerk page of our website at:
Public Records Request
Additional methods to deliver a request for public records:
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.