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Business Licenses

Regular Business License

Anyone engaging in business within the Woodland city limits must obtain a business license. An application can be downloaded from the Document Center. Business licenses are good for the calendar year and are issued within seven days of the application date. The business must also be registered with the State of Washington. Click here to apply for a state license.

Fees shall be paid at the time of application to the City of Woodland, Clerk-Treasurer office.

The City of Woodland requires all contractors doing business $10,000> with the city to enroll in E-Verify. Please refer to the link below for information on the requirements.

Contact the Planning department at (360)225-7299 for information on zoning restrictions and building codes.

E-Verify Requirements for Contractors

Peddler's License

Persons or companies soliciting door-to-door must obtain a Peddler's License covered by Woodland Municipal Code 5.16. This chapter shall not apply to vendors of newspapers, cooperative organizations and benevolent and nonprofit societies, associations, or organizations, or to persons selling or calling at retail establishments. A Peddler's License application can be downloaded in the Document Center.

Fireworks Permits

Fireworks permits are reviewed and approved by the Chief of the Fire Department. Applications shall be per Woodland Municipal Code 14.28. Previous year Woodland nonprofit permit holders will receive preference during the first application period and preference will first be given to those applicants that have Woodland physical addresses and are also a Woodland nonprofit organization recognized under IRS rules with the applications shall be assigned priority according to the time of receipt by the city clerk-treasurer department, with the application first received having the highest priority.

The first application period for the upcoming fireworks sales period will begin on January 2nd of each year for that year's fireworks sales. A second application period will be opened if any permits are available and it will be open from February 1st to February 28th. The clerk-treasurer will hold a drawing by lottery on or after March 1st for any new permit holder(s) in the second application period.

To be deemed a complete application, all applications must be submitted with the following:

  1. A completed and signed city of Woodland fireworks permit application;
  2. A completed and signed state of Washington permit;
  3. Certificate of insurance as required by the clerk-treasurer; and
  4. Fees as designated by resolution of the city council.

A Fireworks Permit Application can be downloaded from the Document Center.

Contacts

Audrey DeVilling
Payroll/Business Licenses
P.O. Box 9
230 Davidson
Woodland, WA 98674
360-225-8281, ext 112