City of Battle Ground License

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.

Home businesses

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.

Nonprofit businesses

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.

Special licenses

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

      1. If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
      2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
      3. 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.


City license Fee
Battle Ground general business filing fee $65
Battle Ground home occupation business filing fee $121
Battle Ground nonprofit business license No fee
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering a trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Fax: 360-705-6699

Office hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing information

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.

Regulatory questions

City of Battle Ground
Community Development
109 S.W. 1st St., Suite 127
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-342-5043
Fax: 360-342-5049
Battle Ground Licenses webpage