City of Chehalis license
Who needs a license?
Chehalis requires a license for all businesses, unless exempted from city licensing, if they are:
- Located within city limits, or
- Conducting business within city limits.
Call the city at (360) 345-2229 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.
Businesses exempt from city licensing
Some businesses may be exempt from the Chehalis business license. For more information, contact the city directly at (360) 345-2229. Chehalis Municipal Code 5.04.090.
Nonprofit businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they submit a copy of the businesses IRS 501(c) certificate with their application and are exempt from the city fees.
A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Chehalis Municipal Code 17.90.010. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly at (360) 345-2229.
|Chehalis general business license
|Chehalis nonprofit business license
|Chehalis home occupation business license
|Chehalis general business - non-resident license
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
| Business License Application fee
How to apply
Submit a Business License Application by using either the online or the paper mail-in option below:
Please remember to enclose all necessary documents and fees with your completed application. Incomplete submissions will result in a delay in your license.
State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Fax: (360) 705-6699
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Chehalis
1321 S Market Boulevard
Chehalis, WA 98532
City Phone: 360-345-2229
City Fax: 360-345-1039