Longview city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
$50

The city of Longview 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.

Origination fee: $50

Renewal fee: $50

Nonprofit businesses
$50

Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation.

Origination fee: $50

Renewal fee: $50

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Longview Municipal Code 19.22.030. Visit the city of Longview home occupation requirements for more information or contact the city directly.

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:

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

$50

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

$50

Other business activities
Variable

Mobile Vendors

If you are a mobile food vendor or food cart vendor, please contact the city of Longview Community Development department for requirements and application.

Second Hand or Pawnbroker

If you are a pawnbroker or selling secondhand merchandise visit the city of Longview Licenses, Permits and Applications to review the requirements.

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