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

Apply by using one of the following options:

  • Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don’t have a user ID or aren’t sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Once logged in, add My DOR to your list of services, then open My DOR.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

      If you do not have an existing business

      1. 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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    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