WA State Licensing: Cigarette vending machine

Cigarette vending machine

A Cigarette Vending Machine endorsement is required for the owner of each machine that dispenses cigarettes. A Cigarette Retailer endorsement is also required. A vending machine sticker is required for each machine.

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 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
Cigarette Vending Machine $30 per machine at each location
Cigarette 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