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On November 1, 2022, the City Council passed Substitute Ordinance 28838 amending

Title 6, Chapter 6B.20 of the Municipal Code, relating to the City of Tacoma’s annual business license fees. The effective date of the ordinance is November 14, 2022. The new fee structure is effective on January 1, 2023 for all business licenses.  

For more information, visit the Business License Fee Increase web page.


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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.

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