WA State Licensing: Commercial cigarette making machine

Commercial cigarette making machine

A Commercial Cigarette Making Machine endorsement is required for each location where one or more machines are provided to retail customers to produce 'Roll Your Own' cigarettes. Cigarette Retailer and Tobacco Products Retailer endorsements are also required.


Required tax stamps

After your endorsement 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) 534-1503, 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 listing the required endorsement(s).

How to apply


Complete a Business License Application online using our new online system, My DOR. You can pay with E-check or a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards cannot be used). Note: The credit/debit card option is provided to you by a private, non-state vendor that will impose a 2.5% convenience fee for the service.

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 endorsement Fee
Commercial Cigarette Making Machine $93 per location
Cigarette Retailer
(Fee waived if you are also applying for or already have a cigarette retailer license at same business location.)
$93 per location
Tobacco Products Retailer
$93 per location
Other fees that may apply Fee
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application $19 (non-refundable)


Regulatory questions

Department of Revenue
Phone: 360-534-1503