WA State Licensing: Darrington city business license

Town of Darrington license

Who needs a license?

The town of Darrington requires a license for all businesses, unless exempted from town licensing, if they are:

  • Located within town limits, or
  • Conducting business within town limits.

Call the town at (360) 436-1131 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the town limits.

Businesses exempt from town licensing

Some businesses may be exempt from the Darrington business license. For more information, contact the town directly at (360) 436-1131.

Nonprofit businesses

Nonprofit businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they submit a copy of the business' IRS 501(c)3 certificate with their application and are exempt from the city fees.

Non-Resident businesses

The license for a business operating in this town, but based outside this town, is determined by gross annual income earned within this town’s limits:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 No fee
Above $2,000 $25


Town license Fee
Darrington general business license $25
Darrington nonprofit business license $25
Darrington general business - non-resident license $25
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)

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. Click Getting Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

    If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File New 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 File New Business License Application.

    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.


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.

Regulatory questions

Physical address:

Town of Darrington
1005 Cascade St.
Darrington, WA 98241

Mailing address:

Town of Darrington
PO Box 397
Darrington, WA 98241

Town Phone: 360-436-1131
Town Fax: 360-436-0221