Requirements and fees
The city of Chelan 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 your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Chelan Municipal Code 17.56.060. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.
If your business is operating within city limits, your license fee is determined by the gross annual income you earn within this city’s limits:
Reported gross annual income
$0 through $2,000
City of Chelan short-term rentals mean residential units, or portions of residential dwelling units, that are rented out on a nightly basis for not more than thirty days to individual guests. They are commonly referred to as “vacation rentals.” They are a form of tourist or transient accommodations. Short-term rental units may be whole house rentals, apartments, condominiums, or individual rooms in homes. For the purpose of administration and enforcement of this chapter, the terms “overnight rental,” “nightly rental,” and “vacation rental” are interchangeable with “short-term rentals.” Subleasing or subletting of units for short-term rental is prohibited if the underlying zone prohibits such use. For more information see Chelan Municipal code 5.15.
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 fee|
Complete the following and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034