Permits & Licensing

  1. Alarm Licenses

    The City of Kennewick requires an alarm license for all security systems in businesses or residences.

  2. Animal Licensing

    The City does not have a licensing requirement but does participate in the Tri-City Animal Control program.

  3. Building Permits

    Learn more about the administrative process for developing projects in the Kennewick community.

  4. Business Licenses

    The City of Kennewick partners with the State of Washington Business License Service's (BLS) combined licensing program, saving you time by combining renewals and applications into one easy process.

  5. Fire Department Permits

    We perform business inspections to ensure properties are safely maintained in accordance with state and local codes.

  6. Gas Installation License

    Read licensing information for businesses involved in the transmission or use of natural or any type of gas.

  7. Permit Search

    Prior to scheduling an inspection, you may use this online tool to search for the correct permit for your project.

  8. Planning & Zoning Permits

    The Planning and Development Divisions are responsible for administering Kennewick's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, Subdivision Code and various area specific plans located throughout the city.

  9. ROW/Parade Permit

    This application is for street closures, block parties and demonstrations.

  10. Special Event Permits

    If you are planning a special event in the Pacific Northwest and are looking for an ideal location, the City of Kennewick has numerous appealing amenities that will make your event a huge success.

  11. Utility Permits

    The City of Kennewick's Building Safety Division provides plan review and inspection services as well as code interpretation of all model codes and Kennewick Municipal Codes relating to building safety.


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