WA State Licensing: Vapor product distributor

Vapor Product Distributor

A Vapor Product Distributor endorsement is required for each location of a business that purchases vapor products and conducts wholesale sales or distribution to vapor product retailers for resale to consumers.


Note: To sell or distribute at wholesale cigarettes or other tobacco products you’ll also need a Cigarette Wholesaler or a Tobacco Products Distributor endorsement.


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 document listing the required endorsement(s).

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 the following form:
    2. Mail your completed form with a check or money order payable to “Department of Revenue” for the fees to:

      State of Washington
      Business License Service
      PO Box 9034
      Olympia, WA 98507–9034

Fees

Specialty endorsement Fee
Main location $150
Each branch location $100
Other fees that may apply Fee
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Regulatory questions

Liquor and Cannabis Board
Lisa Red
CHRI Coordinator
Phone: 360-664-1724
http://www.liq.wa.gov/vape/regulating-vapor-products