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

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 license 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 fee $19 (non-refundable)

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

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