WA State Licensing: Sammamish city business license

City of Sammamish license

Who needs a license?

The city of Sammamish 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 at (425) 295-0500 before applying if you do not know if you will do business within the city limits.

 

If more than one business is located in a single premise, you must complete a separate registration for each business conducted.

Nonprofit licenses

Nonprofit businesses must be licensed. A no-fee business license is available for businesses that have been granted a 501(C) tax exemption by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Exempt businesses

Businesses exempt from city licensure include:

  • Farmers selling produce grown on their own land.
  • Casual sales occurring no more than four times a year.
  • Delivery of goods purchased outside the city.
  • Taxi and limousine service if the office is outside the city.

Non-Resident businesses

The license for a business operating in this city, but based outside this city, is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 No license required
Above $2,000 $15

Fees

City license Fee
Sammamish general business license $15
Sammamish 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)

*No-fee nonprofit license requires proof of 501(C) tax exemption from the IRS.

How to apply

Apply by using one of the following options:

  • Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don’t have a user ID or aren’t sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Click Getting Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

    If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File New 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 File New Business License Application.

    You can pay using an E-check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).


    Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.


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.

Regulatory questions

City of Sammamish

 

Phone: 425-295-0500
www.ci.sammamish.wa.us