Step 1: Check the zoning and permitted uses of your location
To operate your business from a commercial location within the City limits of Kennewick, it is very important that you verify that your business activity meets the zoning requirements for the location you have selected.
The City of Kennewick is a licensing partner with 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:
Vehicles for Hire
Alarm Dealers and Installers
Request and return completed applications to City Hall. Call 509-585-4266 for more information.