Snohomish city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Snohomish 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, check the city of Snohomish boundaries map or contact the city directly before you apply.

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

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 4

$25

5 through 8

$55

9 through 10

$100

11 through 15

$125

16 through 20

$150

21 through 30

$200

31 through 40

$250

41 or more

$425

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 4

$25

5 through 8

$55

9 through 10

$100

11 through 15

$125

16 through 20

$150

21 through 30

$200

31 through 40

$250

41 or more

$425

Nonprofit businesses
$0

Nonprofit businesses must be licensed. To qualify as a nonprofit, the business must comply with Snohomish Municipal Code 5.02.030.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Snohomish Municipal Code 14.20.100. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly. If you are not sure if your home is located outside of city limits, check the city of Snohomish boundaries map.

Origination fee:

License fee: $50

Employee fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 4

$25

5 through 8

$55

9 through 10

$100

11 through 15

$125

16 through 20

$150

21 through 30

$200

31 through 40

$250

41 or more

$425

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

0 through 4

$25

5 through 8

$55

9 through 10

$100

11 through 15

$125

16 through 20

$150

21 through 30

$200

31 through 40

$250

41 or more

$425

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    $25

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000    $0
   Above $2,000    $25
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