Poulsbo city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Poulsbo 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.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

$0*

Above $2,000

$65

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

$0*

Above $2,000

$65

* A business that expects to generate $2,000 or less in annual gross receipts in city limits must hold a city business license, but can be exempt from paying all city business license fees upon correctly completing the City Addendum part of the Business License Application or annual renewal. Upon city review, if a business applies for a city fee exemption but does not meet these requirements, the Poulsbo part of its registration will be withdrawn and the business will need to re-apply for the Poulsbo license endorsement. To find out if you qualify for this exemption, contact the city directly before applying for a city license.

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

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

$0*

Above $2,000

$65

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

$0*

Above $2,000

$65

* A business that expects to generate $2,000 or less in annual gross receipts in city limits must hold a city business license, but can be exempt from paying all city business license fees upon correctly completing the City Addendum part of the Business License Application or annual renewal. Upon city review, if a business applies for a city fee exemption but does not meet these requirements, the Poulsbo part of its registration will be withdrawn and the business will need to re-apply for the Poulsbo license endorsement. To find out if you qualify for this exemption, contact the city directly before applying for a city license.

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