Pateros city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Pateros 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.

License fee is determined by number of employees who work within the city limits of Pateros.

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.​​ The minimum number of employees is one.

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3 $55
4 through 7 $60
8 through 20 $65
21 through 40 $70
41 or more $75

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3 $55
4 through 7 $60
8 through 20 $65
21 through 40 $70
41 or more $75
Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Pateros Municipal Code 17.04.160. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

License fee is determined by number of employees who work within the city limits of Pateros.

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.​​ The minimum number of employees is one.

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3 $55
4 through 7 $60
8 through 20 $65
21 through 40 $70
41 or more $75

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3 $55
4 through 7 $60
8 through 20 $65
21 through 40 $70
41 or more $75
Non-resident businesses
Variable

The license for a business operating in this city, but based outside this city, is determined by number of employees and gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

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. The minimum number of employees is one.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000 No license required
Above $2,000 1 through 3 employees - $55
4 through 7 employees - $60
8 through 20 employees - $65
21 through 40 employees - $70
41 or more employees - $75

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000 No license required
Above $2,000 1 through 3 employees - $55
4 through 7 employees - $60
8 through 20 employees - $65
21 through 40 employees - $70
41 or more employees - $75
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