WA State Licensing: Egg Handler/Dealer

Egg handler/dealer

Requirements

An Egg Handler/Dealer License is required for businesses or individuals that:

  • Produce, handle, contract for, or obtain possession or control of eggs for sale to wholesalers, dealers or retailers within or into Washington.
    or
  • Process eggs and sell them to wholesalers, dealers, retailers or consumers within or into Washington.

Exceptions

Poultry producers who sell eggs from their own flocks at the place of production directly to household consumers don’t need to be licensed.

Post your license

A license must be posted at each location where the licensee operates. You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License listing the required license.

How to apply

Online

Complete a Business License Application online and pay with E-check or a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards cannot be used). Note: The credit/debit card option is provided to you by a private, non-state vendor that will impose a 2.5% convenience fee for the service.

By mail

  1. Complete a Business License Application.
  2. Mail your completed application with 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

Fees

Specialty endorsement Fee
First location $30
Each additional location $15
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application $19 (non-refundable)

Regulatory questions

Department of Agriculture
Phone: 360-902-1876
http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/Eggs/Licensing.aspx