Special Licenses

Some businesses may require a Special License in addition to the Business License. The best way to determine whether you need a supplemental Special License is to email: business.licenses@cityofvancouver.us or call: (360) 487-8410 ext 3. The more common licenses are listed below along with their corresponding fees and terms. This is not a complete list of all Special Licenses.

For more information about all special licenses,see Title 5 of the Vancouver Municipal Code (VMC).

Billboard $25 per panel - annually, expires December 31
Bill Posting/Handbills Distribution $10 per person - quarterly
Bowling Alley $50 first lane, $25 each additional lane - annually, expires December 31
Dance - Cabaret/Tavern $450 per establishment - annually, expires December 31
Dance - Public Dance Hall  $50 per establishment - quarterly
Dance - Public Dance Hall, Single Event $25 per event
Food Vendor $25 each vehicle/stand/booth - annually, expires December 31 (must also comply with applicable Clark County Health Dept regulations and City Street Use Permit regulations)
Junk Dealer $50 per location, $25 per vehicle - annually, expires December 31
Panorama - Premises $100 per establishment - annually, expires December 31
Panorama - Devise $50 per device - annually, expires December 31
Pawnbroker $400 per establishment - biennually, expires December 31
Recyclable Material Collector $50 per vehicle - annually, expires December 31
Secondhand Dealer $100 per dealer - annually, expires December 31