City of Sunnyside license

City of Sunnyside license

Who needs a license?

The city of Sunnyside 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) 836-6305 before applying if you do not know 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 Sunnyside Municipal Code 17.04.030.

Exempt businesses

Some businesses may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly at (509) 836-6305.

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 license required
Above $2,000 Variable

Fees

See Requirements and Fee Calculation Instructions

City license Fee
Sunnyside general business license Variable
Sunnyside home occupation business license Variable
Sunnyside general business - Non-resident license Variable
Sunnyside nonprofit business license* No fee
Sunnyside general business - additional location 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)

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

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 Sunnyside
818 E Edison Ave
Sunnyside, WA 98944


Phone: 509-836-6305
Fax: 509-837-3268
http://www.sunnyside-wa.gov/