Business License

You need a license to conduct business

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Municipal Code

Business Licenses are governed by the Ocean Shores Municipal Code

Click on the button below to view the Municipal code section on Business Licenses

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Planning Commission

Some Businesses may wish to review the documents associated with the Planning Commission. Click on the button below to review the Planning Commission documents.

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Business Licenses

Ocean Shores is a business friendly community with many opportunities. We are a young City that is only about 40 percent built out that is experiencing the strongest growth rate in Grays Harbor County. We are one of the fastest growing cities in Washington State. Attracting and retaining businesses is a top City priority. We want our community businesses to prosper and grow. Doing business here, like anywhere, is not without it's challenges, so whether you are someone thinking about starting a business or are already in business - Make sure that you have a good business plan.

Your Business License

You must have a business license to conduct business in Ocean Shores. Business licenses may be obtained at and delivered to City Hall, or the City utility office. Click below to download a Business license application and/or renewal.

Business License

Links for Businesses in Ocean Shores

These links are for reference only and not intended to endorse any link recipiant

Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce

Grays Harbor Economic Development Council

Ocean Shores "City Data" Profile

The US Small Business Administration

SCORE Website