Business Resources

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Doing Business in the City of Maple Valley

Community Development Department

The City of Maple Valley requires a Business License effective in 2013.  The City business license will be issued through the State of Washington.

The City requires a Special Licenses for certain other activities such as amusement places, public dance places, secondhand dealer or pawn brokers, outdoor music, or special uses.  A Peddlers License is required to sell or offer to sell goods in the City.  Follow this link for updated information.

Determining the location code and sales tax rates:
The Location/Rate Code for the City of Maple Valley is 1720

Know the Sign Code!
Permits are needed for all sign types: building-mounted signs, freestanding signs, and temporary signs.  Prohibited Signs include banners, flags, inflatable, and signs in the right-of-way.  Click here for a quick guide to the sign code and then contact The City's Community Development Department for permitting. 

Note: developers may have more specific sign requirements within their particular area - check your lease before processing a sign permit.

Doing Business in the City of Black Diamond

Community Development Department

The City of Black Diamond does require a business license for all businesses located within the city limits and for all businesses conducting business within the city limits.

Determining the location code and sales tax rates:
The Location Rate Code for the City of Black Diamond is 1705


The City of Maple Valley and the surrounding communities are served by Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety

The City of Black Diamond is served by Mountain View Fire & Rescue

Doing Business in King County

Doing Business in Washington State

Emergency Preparedness

Planning is not expensive but it does take some time and effort. Here are some absolutely free resources: 

Business Counseling and Advice

The Chamber of Commerce offers a unique opportunity to business owners and entrepenuers to get feedback on a business plan, another 'great idea,' or simply problem solving.  The process is simple - express to us your need and we will coordinate and host a selective group of successful and enterprising local business people to be your sounding board.  It might just provide the helpful insight you need to get you on the road to success.  Call Erica for more information: 425.432.0222.

Other helpful links:

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American Cancer Society

Volunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley

Black Diamond/Covington/Maple Valley, WA  -The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Black Diamond, Covington, and Maple Valley to be a part of the annual Relay For Life event scheduled for May 20th, 2017. Community volunteers lead and organize each local event with the support of Society staff. From assisting with planning the annual event to taking part the day-of, there are various volunteer opportunities for interested community members.

Interested community members are welcome to 2017 Event Lead, Jenene Wilmoth, via email at

The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals come together at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team participates in raising funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer. Our local event takes place at Cedar Heights Middle School starting at 11am and ending at 11pm.

"The Relay For Life movement is all about our community uniting to finish the fight against cancer," said Jenene Wilmoth, Event Lead. "We rely on the support of volunteers to help make the Black Diamond/Covington/Maple Valley event a success.”