Raymond city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Raymond 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 determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Raymond.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time), and divide by 2,080.

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 10

$100

11 or more

$200

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 10

$100

11 or more

$200

Nonprofit businesses
$0

Nonprofit businesses must be licensed. To qualify as a nonprofit, the business must comply with Raymond Municipal Code 5.04.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Raymond Municipal Code 15.48.120. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

License fee is determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Raymond.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time), and divide by 2,080.

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 10

$100

11 or more

$200

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 10

$100

11 or more

$200

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:

License fee is determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Raymond.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time), and divide by 2,080.

Origination fee: 

Reported gross income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

0 through 10 employees - $100
11 or more employees - $200

Renewal fee: 

Reported gross income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

0 through 10 employees - $100
11 or more employees - $200

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