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Business Licensing

The basic license fee for most businesses is $55 plus $5 for each full-time equivalent employee or FTE. "Employee" means any person who performs work, labor, or services for a business and is on the business payroll. The term "employee" also includes self-employed persons, sole-proprietors, owners, managers, partners, and all full-time, part-time, and temporary employees on the business payroll.

Additional regulatory fees apply for the following businesses. See instructions for additional information.

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

Applicants need to contact the Washington State Department of Revenue to obtain a UBI tax number and a Master Business License prior to applying for a City of Kennewick Business License. Additional agencies may need to be contacted depending on the type of business being licensed. See the applicable application form for additional information.

Provided the application has been completed with all the required information, licenses are approved within approximately 10 business days from the date of submission.

Listings of New Businesses:

New Business August 2014
New Business July 2014
New Business June 2014
New Business May 2014
New Business April 2014
New Business March 2014
New Business February 2014
New Business January 2014
New Business December 2013
New Business November 2013
New Business October 2013
New Business September 2013
New Business August 2013
New Business July 2013
New Business June 2013
New Business May 2013
New Business April 2013



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