Permits & Licensing

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Business Licensing

Thank you for choosing to do business in the City of Kennewick!

Effective May 8th, 2015 the City of Kennewick joins the State of Washington Business License Service's (BLS) combined licensing program.  This city-state partnership saves you time by combining renewals and applications into one easy process with one yearly payment.  With BLS, you can apply for or renew your Kennewick license along with hundreds of other state and city licenses online through the Washington State Department of Revenue - BLS.

The following regulatory licenses must be obtained from the City of Kennewick only:

  • Cabarets
  • Vehicles for Hire
  • Adult Concessions
  • Alarm Dealers & Installers
  • Secondhand Dealers

IMPORTANT NOTICE! - On-line renewal option for the above regulatory licenses is currently unavailable.

Before applying for a business license, it is very important that you verify that your business activity meets the zoning requirements for the location you have selected if operating business from any premises within the City limits of Kennewick.

Special Events & Temporary Licenses

Temporary-Special Event Application

Listings of New Businesses:

New Businesses - August 2016
New Businesses - July 2016
New Businesses - June 2016
New Businesses - May 2016
New Businesses - April 2016
New Businesses - March 2016
New Businesses - February 2016
New Businesses - January 2016
New Businesses - December 2015
New Businesses - November 2015
New Businesses - October 2015
New Businesses September 2015

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