City of Battle Ground License

City of Battle Ground license

Who needs a license?

The city of Battle Ground requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are:

  • Located within city limits, or
  • Conducting business within city limits.

Call the city at (360) 342-5047 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.

If more than one business is located in a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business conducted.

The city of Battle Ground 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.

Non-Resident businesses

The license for a business operating in this city, but based outside this city, is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 No fee
Above $2,000 $65


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)

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.

    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don’t have a user ID or aren’t sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Click Getting Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

    If you do not have an existing business

      1. 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.


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.

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