East Wenatchee city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of East Wenatchee 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 determined by number of employees who work within the city limits of East Wenatchee. 

Method for calculating FTEs:

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of employees. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners.  

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 2 $61
3 through 5 $84
6 through 12 $133
13 through 25 $186
26 through 50 $309
51 or more $474

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 2 $61
3 through 5 $84
6 through 12 $133
13 through 25 $186
26 through 50 $309
51 or more $474
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. 

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0 

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with East Wenatchee Municipal Code 17.66. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Method for calculating employees: 

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of employees. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners.  

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 2 $61
3 through 5 $84
6 through 12 $133
13 through 25 $186
26 through 50 $309
51 or more $474

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 2 $61
3 through 5 $84
6 through 12 $133
13 through 25 $186
26 through 50 $309
51 or more $474
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 and number of employees:

Method for calculating employees: 

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of employees. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners.  

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000 $0
Above $2,000 0 through 2 employees - $61
3 through 5 employees - $84
6 through 12 employees - $133
13 through 25 employees - $186
26 through 50 employees - $309
51 or more employees - $474

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000 $0
Above $2,000 0 through 2 employees - $61
3 through 5 employees - $84
6 through 12 employees - $133
13 through 25 employees - $186
26 through 50 employees - $309
51 or more employees - $474
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