City of Pasco license

City of Pasco license

Who needs a license?

The city of Pasco 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 of Pasco at 509-545-3402 before applying if you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits.

Home businesses

A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Pasco Municipal Code 25.66.030, and 25.66.040.

Exempt businesses

Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly at 509-545-3402.


For Hire Pasco drivers must obtain a city of Pasco For Hire Business directly with the city of Pasco, a General Business license For Hire is not required.  

Home Occupation and 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 and number of employees (FTEs):

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

Fees

See Requirements and Fee Calculation Instructions

City license Fee
Pasco general business license Variable
Pasco home occupation business license Variable
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 4:30 p.m.

Regulatory questions

City of Pasco
525 N. 3rd Ave
Pasco, WA 99301

 

Phone: 509-545-3402
Fax: 509-543-5727

https://www.pasco-wa.gov