Fife city requirements and fees
License fee is determined by number of employees who work within the city limits of Fife or the number of rental units.
Method for calculating FTEs
If you have reported employment to the State Employment Security Department, use the employee count from your most recent Unemployment Compensation Quarterly Report. A copy of the report may be required by the city of Fife for verification.
If you have not reported employment, estimate the maximum number of employees to be employed, this includes the owner(s), at any one time at this location during the next 12 months. Convert part-time personnel to full-time equivalents by adding total weekly hours worked; divide by 40, round up fractions.
Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation
|Total number of employees||License fee|
|0 through 2||$50|
|3 through 5||$100|
|6 through 12||$200|
|13 through 25||$300|
|26 through 50||$500|
Rental unit determination
Landlords that offer four or more residential rental units in the city limits are considered rental property businesses, regardless if vacant. When a landlord registers for a business license only the rental business office location is required to be licensed. The number of rental units is counted city-wide.
Qualified rental units include:
- Mobile homes
Examples of rentals that do not qualify are:
- Short term rentals
- Storage units
Rental fee calculation
|Total number of rental units||License fee|
|0 through 3||See employee table above|
The license for a business operating in this city, but based outside this city, is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:
|Reported gross annual income||License fee|
|$0 through $2,000||No license required|
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)3 certificate with your application.