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Doing Business in KennewickSince 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 reach out to the City's Economic Development staff by using the 'Contact Us' options on this page.
Start a Business
To get started, select your business type. You will find steps and other information specific to your situation.
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.
How to obtain a state business license with a City of Kennewick business license endorsement.
All businesses are inspected by the Kennewick Fire Department to ensure properties are safely maintained in accordance with state and local codes.
Licenses for security systems in businesses are required and should be renewed yearly.
Building Use Changes or Improvements
Learn what to do if you plan on changing the use of a building or making improvements on one.
What's Allowed at your Location?
Allowed uses and zoning requirements.