WA State Licensing: Ephrata city business license

City of Ephrata license

Who needs a license?

The city of Ephrata requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are:

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

Call the city at (509) 754-4601 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.

 

If more than one business is located in a single premise, you must complete a separate registration for each business conducted.

Exempt businesses

Some businesses may be exempt from renewing their city business license. Those businesses with gross revenue less than $5,000 may be exempt from renewing their existing city of Ephrata license if approved by the office of the city clerk. For more information, please contact the city directly at (509) 754-4601.

Non-Resident businesses

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

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $5,000 No fee
Above $5,000 $120

Fees

City license Fee
Ephrata general business license $120
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

City of Ephrata
121 Alder St SW
Ephrata, WA 98823

 

Phone: 509-754-4601
http://ephrata.org/