City of Pasco license

City of Pasco license

Who needs a license?

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

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

Call the City of Pasco at 509-545-3402 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.

Home businesses

A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Pasco Municipal Code 25.66.030, and 25.66.040.


Exempt businesses
Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly at 509-545-3402.

How to apply

Apply by using one of the following options:

    • 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).

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  • 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


License fee is determined by number of employees

See Requirements and Fee Calcuation Instructions

City license Fee
Pasco general business license $80
Pasco home occupation business license $80
Pasco general business license - Non-resident $80
Pasco employee fee $20 per FTE
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 4:30 p.m.


Regulatory questions

City of Pasco
525 N. 3rd Ave
Pasco, WA 99301

Phone: 509-545-3402
Fax: 509-543-5727