WA State Licensing: Pullman city business license

City of Pullman license

Who needs a license?

Pullman requires all businesses to obtain a state Department of Revenue tax registration and also register with the city if they are located within city limits. If you don't know if you do business within city limits, call (509) 338-3342 before applying. When you identify your business as being located in Pullman city limits during the state licensing process, city registration information will also be collected to comply with the city business registration requirement.


Additional details about Pullman’s business registration requirement are on the city’s business registration page.


Businesses physically located outside Pullman city limits aren't required to be licensed by Pullman in order to conduct business within city limits.

Exempt businesses

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

How to apply


City license Fee
Pullman general business registration $15
Pullman nonprofit business registration* 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 Pullman
260 SE Kamiaken St
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-338-3342
Fax: 509-332-0829