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General Business License

Apply for New License

 

Online - the easiest way to file is with FileLocal; online user fees apply. Please allow three to five business days to process your application. 

 

Mail – complete the Application for Registration and Business License.  Or if your business activity is only rental of real property, complete the Registration and Rental Business License Application. Please allow up to 15 business days from the date you mail the application to receive your license.

 

In Person – complete the Application for Registration and Business License.  Or if your business activity is only rental of real property, complete the Registration and Rental Business License Application.  Please allow up to one hour to process your application. Applications received after 4 PM will be accepted but may not be processed the same day.

 

The Tax & License office is located at 747 Market Street, Room 212, Tacoma, WA 98402. Payment is due at time of application; cash, check or credit cards are accepted. 

 

General Contractors

All sub-contractors working at a job site in Tacoma must also be licensed with the City of Tacoma. If any of your sub-contractors do not have a City of Tacoma business license have them apply for a City license before they start accruing penalties. Post this printable flyer (new version) at your job site.