City of Woodinville

Who needs a license?

The city of Woodinville 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 (425) 489-2700 or check the address before applying if you do not know if you will do business within city limits.

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

Other requirements

Door-to-door canvassers, peddlers and solicitors license and permit

If you would like to peddle, solicit, or canvas door to door within the city of Woodinville, you must obtain a license and permit in addition to a city business endorsement. A Master Peddler License must be filled out for the business as well as a Peddler's Permit application for each individual solicitor. See WMC 5.04.040 for more information. The $130 fee per application is collected by the city.

Home occupation and home industry businesses

Small scale home occupation businesses that are accessory to the main residential use and fit the definition of WMC 21.30.040 are required to obtain a city business endorsement and fill out a supplemental home business questionnaire. There is no additional cost for Home Occupation Permits. Home occupation businesses pay the same annual fee as the general business license.

More involved home operations are referred to as “home industry” and are defined by WMC 21.30.050. If you have a business in your home or on your personal property that fits this definition, in addition to a city business endorsement you are required to fill a supplemental home business questionnaire and obtain a separate Home Industry Permit. The $104 fee is collected by the city.

Supplemental home business questionnaires
can be emailed to the city at or mailed to: 

City of Woodinville
Permitting Department
17301 133rd Ave NE
Woodinville, WA  98072

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 $39


City fees Fee
Woodinville general business license $39
Woodinville 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)

*Nonprofit businesses, other than religious organizations, must provide a copy of the confirmation of tax exemption under IRS code 501 (c)(3) to qualify for a nonprofit license from the city.

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.

How to calculate employee count: Please use full-time equivalent (FTE) when reporting the number of employees. Employees include officers, owners, and managers. Part time employees equal .5 FTE. For businesses that are physically located within City limits, the FTE count should only include those employed at the Woodinville locations.

Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034


Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Fax: 360-705-6699

Office hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regulatory questions

City of Woodinville
17301 133rd Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072


Phone: 425-489-2700
Fax: 425-489-2705