WA State Licensing: Spokane city business license

City of Spokane license

Who needs a license?

Spokane 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 (509) 625-6070 before applying.

 

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

Exempt businesses

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

How to apply

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


Fees

City license Fee
Spokane general business license $110
Spokane nonprofit business license* $55
Other fees that may apply Fee
Spokane charges fee for employees Various
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 under Chapter 24.03 RCW and submit a copy of their 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) tax exemption letter issued by the IRS.

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 Spokane
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201-3336

Phone: 509-625-6070
Fax: 509-625-6990
www.spokanecity.org