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

Apply by using one of the following options:

  • Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don’t have a user ID or aren’t sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Once logged in, add My DOR to your list of services, then open My DOR.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

      If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.

      If you have an existing business

      1. If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
      2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
      3. Click Add License Endorsements/Employees.
  • You can pay using an E–check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).

    Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.

  • 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.)
$175 per location
Tobacco Products Retailer
$175 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