Your Business

Doing Business in Kennewick

Since you can choose to do business anywhere, we’re excited and grateful you’ve considered Kennewick! We’re eager to personally assist you in getting established or expanding in our city. If you’re just getting started, have general questions or encounter obstacles, please email or call our Economic Development staff at (509) 585-4258.
  1. Start a Business

    To get started, select your business type. You will find steps and other information specific to your situation.

  2. Commercial Building and Site Requirements

    Once you’ve verified your location is zoned for your business use, you’ll work with the City’s Planning, Building and Fire divisions to move forward.

  3. Business Licensing

    How to obtain a state business license with a City of Kennewick business license endorsement.

  4. Fire Inspections

    All businesses are inspected by the Kennewick Fire Department to ensure properties are safely maintained in accordance with state and local codes.

  5. Alarm Licenses

    Licenses for security systems in businesses are required and should be renewed yearly.

  6. Building Use Changes or Improvements

    Learn what to do if you plan on changing the use of a building or making improvements on one.

  7. What's Allowed at your Location?

    Allowed uses and zoning requirements.

  1. Emily Estes-Cross

    Economic Development Manager

  2. Rohana Carmichael

    Economic Development Specialist

  3. Physical Address
    210 W 6th Avenue
    Kennewick, WA 99336

    Phone: 509-585-4258
    Fax: 509-585-4445