City of Battle Ground license
Who needs a license?
Battle Ground requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are:
- Located within city limits, or
- Conducting business within city limits.
If you do not know if you do business within city limits, call (360) 342-5047 before applying. If more than one business is located in a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business conducted.
City business licenses are not transferrable. Each new owner must apply for a city business license.
Before a business license is issued, a business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must undergo a city of Battle Ground Community Development review as required by Battle Ground Municipal Code 17.135.02.
Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they submit a copy of the organization’s IRS 501(c) 3 certificate with their application and are exempt from the city fees.
Some businesses my need a city special license in addition to obtaining a city business license. They include: Peddler/Transient Merchants and Mobile Food Units. For more information, go to Battle Ground Licenses webpage or contact the City at 360-342-5047.
How to apply
Apply by using one of the following options:
- Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
If you do not have an existing business
- Click File New Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.
If you have an existing business
- If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
- Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
- Click File New Business License Application.
You can pay using an E-check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).
Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.
|Battle Ground general business filing fee
|Battle Ground home occupation business filing fee
|Battle Ground nonprofit business license
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering a trade name
|Business License Application fee
State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please remember to enclose all necessary documents and fees with your completed application. Incomplete submissions will result in a delay in your licensure.
It is important that you contact our office, in writing, with any changes in address.
City of Battle Ground
109 S.W. 1st St., Suite 127
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Battle Ground Licenses webpage