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Tax and License

Mission Statement

The Tax & License division acts with Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Equity in administering Tacoma's tax, license, and employment standards regulations -- providing for a fair, equitable, and safe business and working environment while delivering high-quality customer service.



Available Services 

I Need To:

  1. File my taxes or renew my business license online
  2. Look up a Business   
  3. Contact Tax & License

What's New


Chronic Nuisance and Business License Code Changes 

Proposed changes to the Chronic Nuisance Code and Business License Code were presented to City Council at Study Session on August 14, 2018.  Staff will present the changes at the City Council meeting on September 18, 2018 for first reading.


 Comments regarding any of the changes can be sent to Tax & License


Landlord and Tenant Rights

Landlord and Tenant Rights Ordinance went into effect on May 14, 2018. 


Transportation Network Company (TNC) Drivers

Are you applying to be an Uber or Lyft driver?  Please review the new simplified application process.