WA State Licensing: Tumwater city business license

City of Tumwater license

Who needs a license?

The City of Tumwater requires all businesses located within the city limits, or who conduct business within the city limits to be licensed with the city. This requirement includes canvassers, peddlers, solicitors, and mobile units.

How to apply


City license Fee
Tumwater general business license $50
Tumwater 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)

*Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation or submit a copy of the business' IRS 501(c) certificate with their Business License Application. Nonprofit organizations located outside of the city are exempt from city licensure.

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 Tumwater
Phone: 360-754-4136