WA State Licensing: Seed dealer

Seed dealer

A Seed Dealer License is required for selling seeds except those packaged in containers of 8 ounces or less by a registered seed labeler.

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).

    Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.

    By mail

    1. Complete all of the following forms:
    2. Mail your completed application and addendum 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


    Specialty license Fee
    Seed Dealer License $125 per location
    Weighing and measuring device Variable
    Other fees that may apply Fee
    State tax registration No fee
    Registering your business name as a 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: (509) 249-6950