City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 08
Chapter 08.01
Section 08.01.070

Title 08 Taxation and Revenue

Chapter 08.01 Business Registrations

Section 08.01.070 Business Registration Required

No person may engage in business in the City or with the City without first having obtained and being the holder of a valid annual business registration or temporary business registration as provided in this chapter. Annual business registrations shall be issued and registered through the Washington State Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS). Any temporary registrations, to include itinerant vendor registrations shall be issued and registered by the City of Spokane taxes and licenses department. In addition, persons whose activities fall within the definition of SMC 10.40.010 must obtain an “itinerant vendor” permit as provided in SMC 10.40.010, in addition to a business registration. A business registration does not authorize illegal activities.

Date Passed: Monday, October 8, 2012

Effective Date: Monday, October 15, 2012

ORD C34926 Section 3