Gig Harbor city endorsement

Requirements and fees

General business license

The city of Gig Harbor 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.

As of August 24, 2015, Gig Harbor prohibits marijuana-related businesses. These types of business applications will not be considered by the city.

Note: Peddlers are those who go from place to place offering for sale goods, wares, merchandise or service of any type. Solicitors are those seeking to obtain gifts, donations or contributions of money, clothing, or other things of value. Peddlers and/or solicitors will apply directly with the city of Gig Harbor; not through the state. Learn more the about the application process for Peddlers/Solicitors.

Origination fee: $40

Renewal fee:  $40

Nonprofit businesses

Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee:  $0

Non-resident businesses

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:

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000


Above $2,000


Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000


Above $2,000


Businesses exempt from city licensing

Your business may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly.

Average approval time

City approval time not available. Contact the city directly for more information.

Apply for a city license

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business license application fee Variable


Need help?
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a city license endorsement

By mail

Complete the following and mail to:

Business License Application and City and County Addendum

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034