Opening a Business

Welcome to Stanwood, we look forward to learning more about your new business. The following are a few tips to make the process of starting your new business easier:

  1. Location
  2. Zoning
  3. Stanwood Business License
  4. Improvements-Building/Interior
  5. Prior to Opening
  6. Signage
  7. Home Business
  8. Permit Processing

Will your business be located within the city limits of Stanwood? If you are not sure, please contact the Community Development Department with the address or parcel ID number of your business. If your new business is not located with the city limits you will need to contact the appropriate jurisdiction.

Opening a Business can be intimidating, but the City of Stanwood endeavors to make the process as fluid as possible. We are excited to have new businesses in the city and look forward to helping you open your doors.


  • Building Official
  • City of Stanwood Main Number
  • Community Development Director
  • GIS / Mapping
  • Permit Questions
  • Planning Questions
  • Business License Questions