City of Sunnyside license
Who needs a license?
The city of Sunnyside 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 (509) 836-6305 before applying if you do not know if you will do business within the city limits.
A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Sunnyside Municipal Code 17.04.030.
Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly at (509) 836-6305.
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 and number of employees (FTEs):
|Reported gross annual income
|$0 through $2,000
||No license required
See Requirements and Fee Calculation Instructions
|Sunnyside general business license
|Sunnyside home occupation business license
|Sunnyside general business - Non-resident license
|Sunnyside nonprofit business license*
|Sunnyside general business - additional location
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
| Business License Application fee
*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.
How to apply
Apply by using one of the following options:
- Click File New Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.
If you have an existing business
- 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 Sunnyside
818 E Edison Ave
Sunnyside, WA 98944