Community & Economic Development Department
Please contact the Department at 509-967-5902 for assistance with this for or for questions.
The following form and general business license application are used to determine whether the business qualifies as a small or large-scale home occupation. The completion of the form does not constitute a guarantee that the business is compliant with the Home Occupation regulations. According to WRMC 17.54.047(a); “The purpose of the small-scale home occupation provision is to support local residents by providing them the option to use their residence for small-scale business activities that do not interfere with the residential character of their neighborhood”. Should the business not qualify as a small-scale use; there are provisions for Large-Scale home Occupations.
Be advised the following uses are not allowed as a small-scale home occupation(s):
On-premise bookstore or entertainment establishment; Barber shop or beauty parlor with more than one (1) chair; Equipment rental; Funeral home or crematorium; Animal kennel, animal stable, animal daycare, or animal training; Lodging or boarding house; Machining, welding, or metal shop; Slaughter and meat processing service; Towing service; Vehicle or heavy equipment alteration, repair (including body, engine and chassis), painting, sales, service, impound, or storage; Wholesale sales, on-premise.
Please read through the West Richland Municipal Code relating to Home Occupations to ensure your operation can meet the requirements. WRMC 17.54.047
* Information is required.
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