Issaquah city endorsement

Requirements and fees

General business license

The city of Issaquah 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.

Note: You must be conducting business within the city of Issaquah limits to obtain a city of Issaquah business license. The neighborhoods of Klahanie and Mirrormont are NOT within the city's jurisdiction. Please see the map of the city of Issaquah and note the dotted lines indicate city limits.

Origination fee: $60

Renewal fee: $50

The city of Issaquah does not issue license refunds.

Nonprofit businesses

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.

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 $3,000


Above $3,000


Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $3,000


Above $3,000


Businesses exempt from city licensing

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

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