City of Tumwater license
Who needs a license?
Tumwater 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) 754-4136 before applying.
How to apply
|Tumwater general business license
|Tumwater nonprofit business license*
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
| Business License Application fee
*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.
State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
City of Tumwater