Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Temporary business licenses are issued in Richland for temporary activities such as trade shows, promotional events, itinerant merchants and solicitors.

Temporary Business License Application

Event Vendor List

A vendor list must be included for all applicable events.  Applications must be received by Customer Service at least 7 business days prior to the event start date.

Special Event vendors participating in a private or city-organized special event must possess a valid business license. Unlicensed vendors shall obtain a temporary business license, at the rate of $10.00, that expires at the conclusion of the special event. In the alternative, upon application, the city may issue to the host of the private or city-organized special event a master temporary business license for the event covering all vendor participants. In calculating fees for the master temporary business license, the host shall pay $10.00 per vendor.


For additional information, please visit:

Richland Municipal Code 5.04 - Business, Professional and Occupations

Richland Municipal Code 23.42 - General Provisions and Special Conditions