City of Walla Walla license

City of Walla Walla license

Who needs a license?

Walla Walla 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 of Walla Walla at 509-524-4710 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.

Home businesses

A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Walla Walla Municipal Code 20.122.


Exempt businesses
Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly at 509-524-4710.

How to apply

Apply by using one of the following options:

    • Click File 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 Add License Endorsements/Employees.

    You can pay using an E–check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).

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


    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



City license Fee
Walla Walla general business license $50
Walla Walla home occupation business license $50
Walla Walla general business license - Non-resident $50
Walla Walla nonprofit business license* $0
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)

*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.


Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Fax: (360) 705-6699

Office hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Regulatory questions

City of Walla Walla
55 E Moore Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone: 509-524-4710