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PO Box 609
118 W Maple St
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 360-330-7670
Fax: 360-330-7673
Contact: Deena Bilodeau, CMC
Hours: M - F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Closed Holidays
  Business Licensing

Per Chapter 5.01.020 of the Centralia Municipal Code, within the City, it is unlawful for any person, company, association, corporation or co-partnership, excepting as an employee, to engage in any kind of business, trade or profession authorized by law, without first obtaining a license.  Applications and fee schedules are available on this page.   Exemptions of this rule are:


  1. All federal, state, county, city of other public government activities.
  2. All bona fide religious organizations.
  3. All garage sales, as long as no more than two sales are conducted each year for a total of not more than eight days in such year.
  4. All business conducted by individuals under eighteen years of age.
  5. Persons, sales or services arising out of the farmerís market located in the city limits of Centralia.

The City of Centralia requires that all businesses are licensed with the Washington State Department of Revenue (1-800-451-7985) prior to turning in our application.



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