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Brewster city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Brewster 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 will have more than one business located on a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business.

License fee is determine by number of employees who work within the city limits of Brewster.

Method for calculating employees:

Employee count includes all employees, including owners, regardless of employee hours worked per week, working in or for the business. Minimum number of employees is one.

Origination fee:

Employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$87

4 through 7

$172

8 through 20

$345

21 through 39

$510

40 or more

$549

Renewal fee:

Employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$87

4 through 7

$172

8 through 20

$345

21 through 39

$510

40 or more

$549

Nonprofit businesses
$0

Nonprofit businesses must be licensed. To qualify as a nonprofit, the business must comply with Brewster Municipal Code 5.04.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Brewster Municipal Code 17.10.170. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

License fee is determine by number of employees who work within the city limits of Brewster.

Method for calculating employees:

Employee count includes all employees, including owners, regardless of employee hours worked per week, working in or for the business. Minimum number of employees is one.

Origination fee:

Employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$87

 4 through 7

$172

8 through 20

$345

21 through 39

$510

40 or more

$549

Renewal fee:

Employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$87

 4 through 7

$172

8 through 20

$345

21 through 39

$510

40 or more

$549

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:

Method for calculating employees:

Employee count includes all employees, including owners, regardless of employee hours worked per week, working in or for the business. Minimum number of employees is one. 

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

$0

Above $2,000

1 through 3 employees - $87
4 through 7 employees - $172
8 through 20 employees - $345
21 through 39 employees - $510
40 or more employees - $549

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

$0

Above $2,000

1 through 3 employees - $87
4 through 7 employees - $172
8 through 20 employees - $345
21 through 39 employees - $510
40 or more employees - $549

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