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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (800) 451-7985Website: www.bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx
Updates to the business name, governing people, and/or address(es) should be made online or reported via e-mail.