Welcome to Clallam County!
We’re pleased to provide this guide to business resources that will make your business development journey easy, smooth and profitable. Please consider the Clallam Economic Development Corporation your partner in success.
Business Investment Services
A collaborative approach to Opportunity Zone investment incentives
to identify, build and fund rural investment opportunities
COIN (Clallam Opportunity Investment Network) | Local investors
Advising & Coaching for Businesses
WSBDC provides free individual counseling to assist businesses with business planning, market development financing and management. For local assistance contact your Certified Business Adviser at 360.865.4938.
CIE NW Advancing sustainable and equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world
Enterprise for Equity | www.enterpriseforequity.org | Helping people with limited incomes start and sustain small businesses
Clallam Economic Development Corporation | www.clallam.org
Offering a portal to an expansive network of business contacts, tools, and solutions for both public and private businesses
National Development Council | www.ndconline.org
North Olympic Development Council | www.noprcd.org
Sequim Chamber of Commerce | www.sequimchamber.com
Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce | www.portangeles.org
Forks Chamber of Commerce | www.forkswa.com
Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce | www.clallambay.com
Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce | www.neahbaywa.com
Port Angeles Business Association | http://www.paba.org
West End Business Association | www.forkswa.com/listing/west-end-business-and-professional-association/
North Peninsula Builders Association | www.npba.info
Sequim Association of Realtors | www.sequimrealtors.org
Port Angeles Association of Realtors | www.portangelesrealtors.com
Port Angeles Downtown Association | www.portangelesdowntown.com
CenturyLink | www.centurylink.com
CresComm | crescommwifi.com/
HughesNet | hughesnet.com
Nikola | www.nikolabroadband.com/
Olypen | tartpage.olypen.com/
PUD | www.clallampud.net/broadband
NOANET | noanet.net
Silverstar Telecom | www.silverstartelecom.com
Wave | residential.wavebroadband.com
Check Broadbandnow.com to see which service providers are in your area:
Licensing and Permitting
Business licensing requirements vary depending upon the type of business and the location. You will have to contact more than one jurisdiction. To do business in Washington State, you must first fill out a Washington State Master Business License Application available on line at www.wa.gov.dol/forms . This may also be obtained from the local office of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries or the Department of Licensing.
BUSINESSES INSIDE CITIES
Clallam County does not have jurisdiction within the city limits of Forks, Port Angeles or Sequim, except for the issuance of food service permits. If your business will be located within a city, please contact them to determine their business license and zoning requirements:
Forks City Hall | 500 E. Division St. | 360.374.5412 | www.forkswashington.org/
City of Port Angeles | 321 East 5th St. | 360.457.0411 | www.cityofpa.us/
City of Sequim | 152 West Cedar St. | 360.683.4139 | www.sequimwa.gov/
BUSINESSES IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY
If your business will be located outside city limits and within Clallam County, please contact the Department of Community Development at 360.417.2318 to ensure the location is compatible with County zoning. The County issues a license only for certain businesses. Please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 360.417.2233 to learn which businesses need county licenses and how to obtain them.
Contact the Department of Community Development at 360.417.2239 to determine if local zoning allows for your type of business.
FOOD SERVICE PERMITS
Food service establishments in Clallam County, including those located within cities, must obtain a food services operational permit from the County Environmental Health Division at 360.417.2328. Individual employees must obtain a food handler’s permit available from the same office.
LOCAL WASHINGTON STATE AGENCY OFFICES
Department of Licensing | 360.664.1400 | www.wa.dol.wa.gov
WA State Department of Labor & Industries | 1605 East Front Street, Suite C
Port Angeles, WA 98362 | 4628 360.417.2700 | www.wa.Lni.wa.gov
WA State Department of Revenue (M, W, F) | 734 East 1st Street, Suite B
Port Angeles, WA 98362 | 360.417.9900 or 800.647.7706 | www.dor.wa.gov
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA | 800.422.5623
PUBLISHED BY THE CLALLAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION