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Spokane Valley city license

Requirements and fees

General business license

The city of Spokane Valley 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: $25

Renewal fee: $25

Nonprofit businesses

Businesses qualify for the nonprofit endorsement if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation or by submitting a copy of their 501(c) tax exemption letter issued by the IRS.

Origination fee: $10

Renewal fee: $10

Home businesses

The city of Spokane Valley has special regulations and fees for home businesses. Please contact the city directly for more information.

Non-resident businesses

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


Above $2,000


Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000


Above $2,000


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


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