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Tax & License Office Closure

The Tax & License office will be closed on all day:

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The closure is for staff to attend a two day team training.  Our online services at FileLocal-wa.gov are available 24 hours a day to file and pay taxes, apply for or renew a business license.  You may also mail in or drop off a payment or application at the Customer Support Center.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience.  The office will reopen on Thursday, December 12 at 8 AM.  


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 Want To:

  1. File my taxes or renew my business license online
  2. Close My Account
  3. Update My Mailing Address
  4. Print My Business License Certificate

What's New


Tax & License 2020 Business News


Chronic Nuisance and Business License Code Changes 

Rental Housing Code