Business License

One of the initial steps to doing business in Ridgefield is obtaining a business license.

Unless specifically exempted by State Law, Ridgefield City Code requires anyone who conducts business within the City of Ridgefield to have a business license. This includes home occupations and door-to-door solicitation. The annual fee for a City of Ridgefield business license is $50.

You will need to register with the State of Washington prior to obtaining a City business license. Department of Revenue Washington State provides a step by step guide to assist you in deciding what types of licenses and registrations may be required. Please click here for the FAQs.

Business licenses will not be approved until all development review processes are completed, including land use, engineering, and building permits, if required for your project.

If you have specific questions relating to your particular project or site, you may submit a Planning Inquiry Form or contact Community Development at 360-887-3908.