City of Lake Stevens license
Who needs a license?
The City of Lake Stevens requires businesses located within the city limits, or who conduct business within the city limits, to be licensed with the city. Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. If your business is conducted in your home, certain restrictions may apply. For more information, please contact the city directly. City approval is required for initial issuance.
Temporary and Solicitor licenses
Businesses at a temporary location such as fireworks stands/displays and solicitor/peddler licenses must be obtained directly from the City of Lake Stevens.
Under what circumstances is a business license denied?
A license may be denied to a business for any of the following reasons:
- If the application is incomplete or if it contains any material misrepresentation.
- If the application does not propose adequate measures for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare in terms of pedestrian and vehicular traffic control, security, avoidance of public nuisances, and avoidance of consumer fraud.
- If the application does not meet the Cityâ€™s land use code.
How to apply
|Lake Stevens general business license
|Lake Stevens nonprofit business license*
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
| Business License Application fee
*Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation.
State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
City of Lake Stevens
1812 Main St
PO Box 257
Lake Stevens, WA 98258