Business License Important Information

Your request for a business license will be reviewed by the Planning Department to ensure that your proposed location is properly zoned for your described business. Please be aware there are other city regulations in the areas of building, fire, and engineering standards, that may apply to your business. These could include the need to obtain sign permits, temporary sign permit or registration, regulations concerning outdoor storage, change of occupancy permits, and the need to make storm water run-off improvements. You are advised to contact the appropriate city department(s) before beginning any building or site improvements for your new business license.  Please use the links on the left side of this page to learn more about the application process for your business type.
Business License

Important Numbers

  • Building Services: 253-841-5482
  • Engineering Services: 253-841-5568
  • Fire Prevention Department: 253-864-4182
  • Police Department: 253-841-5415
  • Planning Services: 253-841-5462

Important Business License Documents