WA State Licensing: Milton city business license

City of Milton license

Who needs a license?

Milton 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) 922-8733 before applying. If more than one business is located in a single premise, you must complete a separate registration for each business conducted.


City business licenses are not transferrable. Each new owner must apply for a city business license.


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:

    If you do not have an existing business

     

    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).

     

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Fees

License fee is determined by number of employees


See Requirements and Fee Calculation Instructions

City license Fee
Milton general business license Variable
Milton nonprofit business license* 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)

*Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation.


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 Milton
1000 Laurel St
Milton, WA 98354

Phone: 253-922-8733
Fax: 253-517-2385
www.cityofmilton.net