Ruston city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
$40

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.

Origination fee: $40

Renewal fee: $40

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

$40

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

$0

Above $2,000

$40

Rental businesses
Variable

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.

Origination fee:

License fee:

$40

Rental unit fee:

$75 per unit

Renewal fee:

License fee:

$40

Rental unit fee:

$75 per unit

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