Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(360) 487-8410, Ext. 3
415 W. 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
Information on Business and Special Licenses is provided below and in the menu at left.
The City has partnered with Washington State Department of Revenue, Business Licensing Service to streamline business licensing. Benefits include:
IMPORTANT NOTE: City will continue to process business license exemptions, special licenses, and home occupation permits, see below.
NOTE: Claiming a City license exemption does not waive the applicable licensing requirements of the State of Washington or other jurisdictions.
NOTE: A City business license or license exemption does not authorize illegal activities.
A Vancouver business license is applied for as part of the Washington State business registration and license application process or, if your business is already registered with the State, as an amendment to your Washington State business license. See below for two possible methods for applying for a City business license from Washington State Business License Service.
After applying, if you determine you obtained a city business license in error or paid the incorrect employee fee amount, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund of the city license fees. To request the refund, send a detailed email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Go to Washington State Business Licensing Service, or call 800-451-7985.