Lacey city business registration

City of Lacey

Who needs a license?

All businesses are required to get a City of Lacey endorsement 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 (360) 491-3212 before applying.
If more than one business is located in a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business conducted.


Home businesses
A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Lacey Municipal Code 16.69.


Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation. Nonprofit organizations located outside of the city do not need a Lacey endorsement.


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. Click Getting Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

      If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File New 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 File New Business License Application.

    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:


City registration Fee
Lacey general business endorsement $25
Lacey nonprofit business endorsement* No fee
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)

Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034


Phone: 1-800-451-7985
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. It is important that you contact our office, in writing, with any changes in address.

Regulatory questions

City of Lacey Customer Service
420 College St SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Phone: (360) 491-3212
FAX: (360) 438-2669