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Doing Business In The City Of Ocean Shores

Per Title 5.02 of the Ocean Shores Municipal Code, businesses operating, located at or occupying premises within the city are required to have a city business license.

The City of Ocean Shores has partnered with the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS)  to process all City of Ocean Shores’ business licenses and renewals.

Click here for the Department of Revenue Washington State Business Licensing Services.

For more information visit or call 360-705-6741

Unsure of where to start with licensing requirements for your business? Try DOR’s Business Licensing Wizard

Business & Occupational Tax Information

Per Title 3.38 of the Ocean Shores Municipal Code, taxes are collected from every person engaging in business activities within the city, whether the person’s office or place of business is within or outside of the City. Gross income earned within the City of Ocean Shores is subject to taxation of 0.2%, unless exemptions allowed per RCW 82.04 or OSMC 3.38.090.

Click here for a blank copy of the quarterly B&O tax form.

Click here for instructions on filing B&O taxes for the City of Ocean Shores.

Completed B&O Tax forms can be dropped off at the Utility Billing Office at 800 Anchor Ave NW Building D, or mailed to City of Ocean Shores B&O Taxes, PO Box 909, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.

For B&O Tax questions and inquiries contact:
Melissa Lentz
Phone: 360-940-7527

 Additional business related information:

Greater Grays Harbor Regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council
SCORE , the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.
Secretary of State (Corporations) - To register your business in Washington State
US Small Business Administration - The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.