WA State Licensing: Fircrest city business license

City of Fircrest license

Who needs a license?

The city of Fircrest 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 (253) 564-8901 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.

Nonprofit businesses

Nonprofit businesses must be licensed. A no-fee business license is available for businesses that have been granted a 501(C) tax exemption by the IRS.

Home businesses

In addition to the general business license, Fircrest requires a Home Occupation Permit for businesses that conduct any part of the business from their home. A Home Occupation Permit must be approved before the city general business license can be approved. For information, contact the city of Fircrest at (253) 564-8901.

Transient merchant/solicitation registration

If you wish to participate in door-to-door sales or are a transient merchant, you will need a general business license as well as a transient merchant registration. Please contact the city of Fircrest directly at (253) 564-8901 for more information on the Transient Merchant Registration.

Under what circumstances is a business license denied?

A license may be denied to a business for any of the following reasons:

  • If the application is incomplete or if it contains any material misrepresentation.
  • If the application does not propose adequate measures for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare in terms of pedestrian and vehicular traffic control, security, avoidance of public nuisances, and avoidance of consumer fraud.

Exempt businesses

  • Casual or isolated sales or services by persons not engaged in the ongoing business of selling.
  • Minors engaged in babysitting, delivery of newspapers, lawn mowing, car washing & similar activities.
  • Government agencies.

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 $2,000 No license required
Above $2,000 $75


City license Fee
Fircrest general business license $75
Fircrest home occupation business license $100
Fircrest nonprofit business license* No fee
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)

*No-fee nonprofit license requires proof of 501(C) tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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 Fircrest
115 Ramsdell St
Fircrest, WA 98466

Phone: 253-564-8901
Fax: 253-566-0762