WA State Licensing: Cigarette vending machine

Cigarette vending machine

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

Required license and stickers

You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License listing the required license and a vending machine sticker for each machine.

How to apply

Online

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

Fees

Specialty license Fee
Cigarette Vending Machine License $30 per machine at each location
Cigarette Retailer License $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: 360-570-3265
http://dor.wa.gov