Aberdeen city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
$25

The city of Aberdeen 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.

Along with a Business License Application filed with the Department of Revenue, the city of Aberdeen requires applicants to provide supplemental building information before the city license can be approved. Please contact the city directly to provide additional information to support your application.

Taxi drivers and taxi businesses must obtain a city of Aberdeen taxi business license directly from the city of Aberdeen. A General Business license for taxi businesses and drivers is not required.

Origination fee: $25

Renewal fee: City license does not renew

Nonprofit businesses
$0

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.

Along with a Business License Application filed with the Department of Revenue, the city of Aberdeen requires applicants to provide supplemental building information before the city license can be approved. Please contact the city directly to provide additional information to support your application.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: City license does not renew

Home businesses
$25

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Aberdeen Municipal Code 17.56.030. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Along with a Business License Application filed with the Department of Revenue, the city of Aberdeen requires applicants to provide supplemental building information before the city license can be approved. Please contact the city directly to provide additional information to support your application.

Origination fee: $25

Renewal fee: City license does not renew

Non-resident businesses
Variable

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:

Along with a Business License Application filed with the Department of Revenue, the city of Aberdeen requires applicants to provide supplemental building information before the city license can be approved. Please contact the city directly to provide additional information to support your application.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

$50

Renewal fee: City license does not renew

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

Online

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 Addendum

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