Battle Ground city endorsement

Requirements and fees

General business license

The City of Battle Ground requires a license for all businesses located within city limits, or conducting business within city limits. If you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits, contact the city directly before you apply. 

If you will have more than one business located on a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business. 

The city of Battle Ground business licenses are not transferrable. Each new owner must apply for a city business license.

Origination fee: $65

Renewal fee: $41 

Nonprofit businesses

If you are a nonprofit business, you may be exempt from city fees. To qualify you must submit a copy of your business’ IRS 501(c) 3 certificate with your application.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0 

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 Battle Ground Community Development review as required by Battle Ground Municipal Code 17.135.02.

Origination fee: $121

Renewal fee: $41

Non-resident businesses

If your business is physically located outside city limits, but conducts business within city limits, your license fee is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000


Above $2,000


Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000


Above $2,000


Businesses exempt from city licensing

Your business may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly.

Average approval time

City approval time not available. Contact the city directly for more information.

Apply for a city license

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business license application fee Variable


Need help?
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a city license endorsement

By mail

Complete the following and mail to:

Business License Application and City and County Addendum

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034