City of Puyallup license
Who needs a license?
Puyallup requires a license for all businesses, unless exempted from city licensing, if they are:
- Located within city limits, or
- Conducting business within city limits.
Call the city of Puyallup at (253) 841-5474 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.
Businesses exempt from city licensing
Some businesses may be exempt from the Puyallup business license. For more information, contact the city directly at (253) 841-5474. Puyallup Municipal Code 5.04
Nonprofit businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they submit a copy of the business' IRS 501(c) certificate with their application and are exempt from the city fees.
A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Puyallup Municipal Code 20.75. If you are applying for a Home Occupation license, upon review, an additional Puyallup questionnaire may be required. For more information on home occupation requirements, please contact the planning division directly at Planning@ci.puyallup.wa.us.
Businesses may be exempt from the city licensing fee if they comply with Puyallup Municipal Code 5.04.
License fee is determined by number of employees
See Requirements and Fee Calculation Instructions
|Puyallup general business license
|Puyallup nonproft business license
|Puyallup home occupation business license
|Puyallup general business - non-resident license
|Puyallup fee-exempt business license
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
| Business License Application fee
How to apply
Apply by using one of the following options:
- If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
- Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
- Click File New Business License Application.
You can pay using an E–check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).
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State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Fax: (360) 705-6699
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Puyallup
333 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
City Phone: (253) 841-5474