WA State Licensing: Fife city business license

City of Fife license

Fife requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are:

  • Located within city limits, or
  • Conducting business within city limits.

 

If you don't know if you do business within city limits, call the city at (253) 922-2489 before applying.

If more than one business is located in a single premise, you must complete a separate registration for each business conducted.

Exempt businesses

Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly.

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.



  • Mail us the appropriate fee with the following completed forms:

Mail your completed application, supplemental forms, and 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

License fee is determined by:

  • Number of employees OR
  • Number of rental units

See Requirements and Fee Calculation Instructions

City license Fee
Fife general business license Variable
Fife general business license - Non-resident $50
Fife nonprofit business license* $0
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

*Nonprofit businesses, other than religious organizations, must provide a copy of the confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service of tax exemption under IRS code 501 (c)(3) to qualify for a nonprofit license from the City of Fife.

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

 

City of Fife
5411 23rd St E
Fife, WA 98424

Phone: 253-922-2489
Fax: 253-922-5355
http://www.cityoffife.org/