WA State Licensing: Skykomish town business license

Town of Skykomish license

Who needs a license?

Skykomish 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 (360) 677-2388 before applying.


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

Nonprofit businesses

A Nonprofit License is required for businesses that have been granted an IRS 501(C) status, and/or has filed with the Washington Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation. Town approval is required for initial issuance.

Exempt businesses

The following are not required to get a general business license in Skykomish:

  • Farmers or gardeners selling their own edible products.
  • Non-commercial fishermen selling fish or other edible aquatic animals.
  • Persons delivering newspapers.
  • Delivery of goods or services purchased outside the town.

Under what circumstances is a business license denied?

A license may be denied to a business for any of the following reasons:

  • The applicant is a minor and doesn’t have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
  • The applicant has had a similar license revoked or suspended.
  • Failure to comply with any federal, state or local laws and regulations.
  • Conduct of the business activity in a manner which endangers the public health, welfare or safety.
  • Fraud, false representation or suppression of material fact.

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.

  • Mail us the appropriate fee with the following completed forms:


City license Fee
Skykomish general business license $50
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)

Note: You may pay fees by cash, check, or money order.

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

Town of Skykomish
119 Fourth Street N
Skykomish, WA 98288

Phone: 360-677-2388
Fax: 360-677-2407