David Bugher (253) 983-7739 • Fax (253) 512-2268 • Assistant City Manager for Development/Community Development Director

On May 4, 2015, the Lakewood City Council adopted Ordinance No. 610 amending the City’s business licensing regulations. These regulations are found in the Lakewood Municipal Code, Title 5. The new regulations take effect Monday, June 8, 2015.Since City incorporation in 1996, business licensing regulations have not been regularly updated. Many of the current rules are no longer applicable, out-of-date, or inconsistent with state law. The current situation has led to confusion for both city staff who administer business licensing, and local businesses. This subject was brought to the attention of the Lakewood City Council which resulted in various changes.

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