Washington Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Washington licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Washington-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Washington State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Washington that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Licensure for Landscape Architects
  • Department of Labor & Industries - Plumber Program
  • Department of Labor and Industries - Contractor Section
  • Department of Licensing - Business and Professions Division
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Revenue - Business Licensing Service
  • Employment Security Department
  • Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • Secretary of State - Charities Program
  • Secretary of State - Corporations Division
  • State Department of Labor & Industries - Asbestos Removal Program
  • State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Program
  • State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Section
  • State Department of Licensing: State Board of Architects
  • State Gambling Commission
  • State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Washington Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Washington that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Adams County
  • Asotin County
  • Benton County
  • Chelan County
  • Clallam County
  • Clark County
  • Columbia County
  • Cowlitz County
  • Douglas County
  • Ferry County
  • Franklin County
  • Garfield County
  • Grant County
  • Grays Harbor County
  • Island County
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
  • Kitsap County
  • Kittitas County
  • Klickitat County
  • Lewis County
  • Lincoln County
  • Mason County
  • Okanogan County
  • Pacific County
  • Pend Oreille County
  • Pierce County
  • San Juan County
  • Skagit County
  • Skamania County
  • Snohomish County
  • Spokane County
  • Stevens County
  • Thurston County
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Walla Walla County
  • Whatcom County
  • Whitman County
  • Yakima County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Aberdeen
  • Acme
  • Addy
  • Adna
  • Airway Heights
  • Alderwood Manor
  • Almira
  • Amanda Park
  • Anacortes
  • Anatone
  • Arlington
  • Artondale
  • Asotin
  • Auburn
  • Bainbridge Island
  • Battle Ground
  • Belfair
  • Bellevue
  • Bellingham
  • Benge
  • Benton City
  • Bickleton
  • Bingen
  • Black Diamond
  • Blaine
  • Bonney Lake
  • Bothell
  • Bow
  • Bremerton
  • Brewster
  • Bridgeport
  • Brinnon
  • Brush Prairie
  • Buckley
  • Buena
  • Burbank
  • Burien
  • Burlington
  • Burton
  • Camano Island
  • Camas
  • Carbonado
  • Carnation
  • Cascade-Fairwood
  • Cashmere
  • Castle Rock
  • Cathlamet
  • Centerville
  • Centralia
  • Chehalis
  • Chelan
  • Cheney
  • Chewelah
  • Chimacum
  • Clarkston
  • Cle Elum
  • Clear Lake
  • Clinton
  • Colfax
  • College Place
  • Colton
  • Colville
  • Concrete
  • Connell
  • Conway
  • Cosmopolis
  • Cottage Lake
  • Coulee City
  • Coulee Dam
  • Country Homes
  • Coupeville
  • Covington
  • Cowiche
  • Creston
  • Curlew
  • Cusick
  • Custer
  • Dallesport
  • Danville
  • Darrington
  • Davenport
  • Dayton
  • Deer Park
  • Deming
  • Des Moines
  • Dixie
  • DuPont
  • Duvall
  • East Hill-Meridian
  • East Renton Highlands
  • East Wenatchee
  • Easton
  • Eastsound
  • Eatonville
  • Edgewood
  • Edmonds
  • Elk Plain
  • Ellensburg
  • Elma
  • Endicott
  • Entiat
  • Enumclaw
  • Ephrata
  • Everett
  • Everson
  • Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Fairfield
  • Fall City
  • Federal Way
  • Ferndale
  • Fife
  • Five Corners
  • Forks
  • Freeland
  • Friday Harbor
  • Garfield
  • George
  • Gig Harbor
  • Gold Bar
  • Goldendale
  • Graham
  • Grand Coulee
  • Grandview
  • Granger
  • Granite Falls
  • Greenacres
  • Greenbank
  • Hamilton
  • Harrington
  • Hartline
  • Hay
  • Hazel Dell North
  • Hoodsport
  • Hoquiam
  • Hunters
  • Ilwaco
  • Inchelium
  • Index
  • Inglewood-Finn Hill
  • Issaquah
  • Joyce
  • Kahlotus
  • Kalama
  • Keller
  • Kelso
  • Kenmore
  • Kennewick
  • Kent
  • Kettle Falls
  • Keyport
  • Kingston
  • Kirkland
  • Kittitas
  • La Center
  • La Conner
  • La Push
  • Lacey
  • LaCrosse
  • Lake Stevens
  • Lakeland North
  • Lakewood
  • Lakewood
  • Lamont
  • Langley
  • Leavenworth
  • Liberty Lake
  • Lind
  • Long Beach
  • Longview
  • Lopez Island
  • Lummi Island
  • Lyle
  • Lynden
  • Lynnwood
  • Mabton
  • Maltby
  • Manchester
  • Mansfield
  • Manson
  • Maple Falls
  • Maple Valley
  • Martha Lake
  • Marysville
  • Mattawa
  • McCleary
  • McKenna
  • Mead
  • Medical Lake
  • Medina
  • Menlo
  • Mercer Island
  • Mill Creek
  • Milton
  • Mirrormont
  • Monroe
  • Montesano
  • Morton
  • Moses Lake
  • Mossyrock
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mountlake Terrace
  • Moxee
  • Mukilteo
  • Naches
  • Napavine
  • Naselle
  • Nespelem
  • Newman Lake
  • Newport
  • Nine Mile Falls
  • Nooksack
  • North Bend
  • North Creek
  • Oak Harbor
  • Oakesdale
  • Oakville
  • Ocean Park
  • Ocean Shores
  • Odessa
  • Okanogan
  • Olalla
  • Olympia
  • Omak
  • Onalaska
  • Orient
  • Orondo
  • Oroville
  • Orting
  • Othello
  • Otis Orchards
  • Pacific
  • Paine Field-Lake Stickney
  • Palisades
  • Palouse
  • Parker
  • Parkland
  • Parkwood
  • Pasco
  • Pe Ell
  • Picnic Point-North Lynnwood
  • Point Roberts
  • Pomeroy
  • Port Angeles
  • Port Hadlock-Irondale
  • Port Ludlow
  • Port Orchard
  • Port Townsend
  • Poulsbo
  • Prescott
  • Preston
  • Prosser
  • Pullman
  • Puyallup
  • Quilcene
  • Quincy
  • Rainier
  • Randle
  • Raymond
  • Redmond
  • Renton
  • Republic
  • Rice
  • Richland
  • Ridgefield
  • Ritzville
  • Riverside
  • Rochester
  • Rockford
  • Roosevelt
  • Rosalia
  • Roslyn
  • Roy
  • Royal City
  • Saint John
  • Salkum
  • Salmon Creek
  • Sammamish
  • Satsop
  • Seahurst
  • SeaTac
  • Seattle
  • Sedro-Woolley
  • Sekiu
  • Selah
  • Sequim
  • Shaw Island
  • Shelton
  • Shoreline
  • Silver Lake
  • Silverdale
  • Snohomish
  • Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Pass
  • South Bend
  • South Hill
  • Southworth
  • Spanaway
  • Spangle
  • Spokane
  • Spokane Valley
  • Sprague
  • Springdale
  • Stanwood
  • Starbuck
  • Steilacoom
  • Steptoe
  • Stevenson
  • Sultan
  • Sumas
  • Sumner
  • Sunnyside
  • Tacoma
  • Taholah
  • Tekoa
  • Tenino
  • Three Lakes
  • Toledo
  • Tonasket
  • Toppenish
  • Touchet
  • Toutle
  • Tracyton
  • Trout Lake
  • Tukwila
  • Tumwater
  • Twisp
  • Union
  • Union Hill-Novelty Hill
  • University Place
  • Valley
  • Valleyford
  • Vancouver
  • Vashon
  • Veradale
  • Waitsburg
  • Walla Walla
  • Wapato
  • Warden
  • Washougal
  • Washtucna
  • Waterville
  • Wellpinit
  • Wenatchee
  • West Richland
  • Westport
  • White Center
  • White Salmon
  • White Swan
  • Wilbur
  • Wilkeson
  • Winlock
  • Winthrop
  • Wishram
  • Woodinville
  • Woodland
  • Yakima
  • Yelm
  • Zillah
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