City of Yelm license
Who needs a license?
The city of Yelm requires all businesses to be licensed, unless exempted from city licensing, if they are:
- Located within city limits, or
- Conducting business within city limits.
Call the city at (360) 458-8437 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.
Businesses exempt from city licensing
Some businesses may be exempt from the city of Yelm business license. For more information, contact the city directly at (360) 458-8437.
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.
A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Yelm Municipal Code 5.02.035.
The license for a business operating in the city, but based outside the city, is determined by gross annual income earned within the city's limits:
|Reported Gross Annual Income
|$0 through $2,000
|Yelm general business license
|Yelm nonprofit business license
|Yelm home occupation business license
|Yelm general business - non-resident license
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
|Business License Application fee
How to apply
Apply by using one of the following options:
- 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.
File by Mail and send us the appropriate fee with the following completed forms:
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 Yelm
105 Yelm Ave
Yelm, WA 98597
City Phone: (360) 458-8437
City Fax: (360) 458-4348