Requirements and fees
The city of Ruston 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.
License fee: $40
Rental unit fee: $75 per unit
City of Ruston Short Term Rentals are a conditional use in both the residential and commercial zones. Each owner of a short term rental in Ruston shall obtain the required land use permit for operating the short term rental under Chapter 25.01 RMC prior to the commencement of operations. The short term rental license shall be renewed annually and is non-transferable.
For more information, see City of Ruston Municipal Code 25.10 - Short Term Rentals or contact the city of Ruston directly at 253-759-3544 x102.
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:
Reported gross annual income
$0 through $2,000
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 fee|
Complete the following and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034