Requirements and fees
The city of Ellensburg requires a license for all businesses located within city limits, or conducting business within city limits. If you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits, contact the city directly before you apply.
If you are a nonprofit business, you may be exempt from city fees. To qualify you must submit a copy of your business’ IRS 501(c) certificate with your application.
If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Ellensburg Municipal Code 6.54.120. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.
If your business is physically located outside city limits, but conducts business within city limits, your license fee is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits and number of employees (FTEs):
|Reported gross annual income||License fee|
|$0 through $2,000||No license required|
|Above $2,000||Variable fee|
Your business may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly.
Apply for a city license
|State tax registration||$0|
|Registering your business name as a trade name||$5|
|Business license application fee||$19 (nonrefundable)|
Complete the following and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034