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MILL STREET PAVEMENT REPAIRS

On Tuesday, November 7th, Northfork Asphalt Paving, Inc. of Chehalis, WA, will be performing paving operations on Mill Street between S. 11th and S. 12th Aves.  This work will require the closure of that portion of Mill St. from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Detours and temporary traffic control measures will redirect traffic around. The City will work to minimize any inconveniences. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

 

 

City of Kelso

Engineering Department

(360) 423-6590

File your Business License Application online.

The City of Kelso partners with the state Business Licensing Service to support its city license program.  Businesses get convenient online registration and rewnewal services connected to other Washington cities and public agencies.

Licensing helps public safety agencies to contact you in an emergency and improves resources to better support economic development in our city.

Am I required to get a city business license?

City businesses - companies and individuals - must obtain a city license if doing business within City limits.  Using the online service is the fastest way to apply.

Who is exempt from licensing?

Businesses exempt from local license requirements include:

  • Casual or isolated sales.
  • Common carrier delivery of goods and services within city limits.
  • Minors engaged in baby-sitting, newpaper delivery, lawn mowing, and car washing.

How Much Does It Cost?

Kelso general business license                      $50.00

Kelso home occupation businesses               $50.00

Kelso nonprofit business license                    No Fee

Other Fees that may apply

State tax registration                                     No Fee

Register a trade name                                   $5.00

Application processing                                  $19.00 (non-refundable)

How do I get started?

All businesses operating in the State of Washington must register with the Department of Revenue.  File your application when you start business, or when you change or update your business:

http://business.wa.gov/BLS.

Renew Business License on line.

 

MINOR RD IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTION

On Monday, October 30th & Tuesday, October 31st, Advanced Excavating Specialists, LLC of Longview, WA, under contract to the City of Kelso, will be performing paving operations on Minor Road between Allen St. & Mt. Brynion St. Traffic disruptions are to be expected.

Over the course of these two days, Minor Road will be closed for extended periods, affecting through access and access to Burcham Street.  Detours and temporary traffic control measures will redirect traffic around and through the work area. The City will work to minimize any inconveniences. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

 

City of Kelso

Engineering Department

(360) 423-6590

 

On Thursday and Friday, September 14th and 15th, 2017 Advanced Excavating Specialists, LLC of Longview, WA, under contract to the City of Kelso, will be closing Minor Road as part of the current construction project. The closures will be in place from 8:30 A.M. and the roadway will be open by 3:00 P.M.

Unfortunately, traffic disruption is an expected consequence of construction.  The City will work to minimize any inconveniences. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

City of Kelso
Engineering Department
(360) 423-6590

 

City Hall Council Chambers 203 S. Pacific Ave  @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2017

To view council agenda items and other legislative-related information, you can visit our BoardDocs site here:  http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/kelso/Board.nsf/Public#  For additional information concerning BoardDocs, please visit www.boarddocs.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Kelso has an opening on both the Planning Commission and the Park Board.  All citizens within the city limits of Kelso and over the age of 18 are eligible to apply.  Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

See Full Press Release for details.

City Hall Council Chambers 203 S. Pacific Ave  @ 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017

To view council agenda items and other legislative-related information, you can visit our BoardDocs site here:  http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/kelso/Board.nsf/Public#  For additional information concerning BoardDocs, please visit www.boarddocs.com.

Kelso's Catlin Rotary Spray Park received an outpouring of support from three local Rotary Clubs that donated over $21,000 in money, labor, and materials for safety and security improvements.  The Kelso, Longview, and Longview - Early Edition Rotary Clubs purchased and installed new decorative lighting around the perimeter of the spray pad, resurfaced the spray area with slip-resistant paint, and restored landscaping near the senior center.  The improvements provide lighting for enhanced security, a spray pad less prone to trips and falls, and a better overall park appearance.

Full Press Release

City Hall Council Chambers 203 South Pacific Avenue August 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

 

To view council agenda items and other legislative-related information, you can visit our BoardDocs site here:  http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/kelso/Board.nsf/Public# For additional information concerning BoardDocs, please visit www.boarddocs.com.

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