WA State Licensing: Commercial cigarette making machine

Commercial cigarette making machine

A Commercial Cigarette Making Machine License is required for each location where one or more machines are provided to retail customers to produce 'Roll Your Own' cigarettes.

Note: A Cigarette Retailer License is required to hold the commercial cigarette making machine license. You will also need a Tobacco Products Retailer License to sell the tobacco used in the cigarette making machine.

Required tax stamps

After your license has been approved you must purchase and attach Roll Your Own cigarette tax stamps for the cigarettes produced through the cigarette making machine. Contact the Department of Revenue Special Programs Division for information on obtaining the tax stamps at (360) 570-3265, and request option 3.

Post your license

A license must be posted at each location where the licensee operates. You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License document listing the required license.

Important note: The application for the new Commercial Cigarette Making Machine license is available only as a paper form. See the "How to apply by mail" section below.

How to apply

By mail

  1. Complete a Business License Application.
  2. Mail your completed application with a check or money order payable to “Department of Revenue” for the fees to:
    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034


Specialty license Fee
Commercial Cigarette Making Machine License $93 per location
Cigarette Retailer License $93 per location
Tobacco Products Retailer License
(Fee waived if you are also applying for or already have a cigarette retailer license at same business location.)
$93 per location
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034


Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Email: BLS@dor.wa.gov
Fax: 360-705-6699

Office hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing information

Please remember to enclose all necessary documents and fees with your completed application. Incomplete submissions will result in a delay in your licensure.

It is important that you contact our office, in writing, with any changes in address.

Regulatory questions

Department of Revenue
Phone: 360-534-1503