Requirements and fees
The city of Kennewick 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, check the city's Geographic Information System (GIS) or 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.
Note: If you are no longer doing business in Kennewick, please cancel your city of Kennewick endorsement. The city of Kennewick endorsements are not transferrable to other cities and, if renewed in error, the city will not issue refunds.
If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Kennewick Municipal Code 18.42.090. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.
Submitting an application for a city of Kennewick Home Occupation Business License certifies that you have read and agree to comply with the home occupation requirements on page 2 of the Kennewick Requirements and Fee Sheet.
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:
|Reported gross annual income||License fee|
|$0 through $12,000||No license required|
|Above $12,000||Variable fee|
Your business may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly or refer to Kennewick Municipal Code 6.08.290.
Apply for a city license
|State tax registration||$0|
|Registering your business name as a trade name||$5|
|Business license application fee||$19 (nonrefundable)|
Complete the following and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034