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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

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Drivers 

Are you applying to be an Uber or Lyft driver?  Please review the new simplified application process or view the Transportation Network Company (TNC) web page.  


What's New


Chronic Nuisance and Business License Code Changes 

Proposed changes to the Chronic Nuisance Code and Business License Code were approved by the City Council on September 25, 2018 and will become effective on October 8, 2018.   

 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.