Milton city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Milton 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.

The city business licenses are not transferrable. Each new owner must apply for a city business license.

License fee is determined by number of employees who work within the city limits of Milton.  New businesses must estimate the first year’s employee hours.

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 2

$101

3 through 5

$138

6 through 12

$213

13 through 25

$443

26 through 50

$813

51 or more

$1,213

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

Renewal fee

0 through 2

$38

3 through 5

$75

6 through 12

$150

13 through 25

$380

26 through 50

$750

51 or more

$1,150

Nonprofit businesses
$0

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

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
$101

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Milton Municipal Code 17.44.090. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Origination fee: $101

Renewal fee: $38

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

0 through 2 employees - $101
3 through 5 employees - $138
6 through 12 employees - $213
13 through 25 employees - $443
26 through 50 employees - $813
51 or more employees - $1213

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 No license required
   Above $2,000

0 through 2 employees - $38
3 through 5 employees - $75
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $380
26 through 50 employees - $750
51or more employees - $1150

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