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Steilacoom town license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The town of Steilacoom requires a license for all businesses located within town limits, or conducting business within town limits. If you are not sure if you will do business within the town limits, contact the town directly before you apply.

License fee is determine by number of employees who work within the town limits of Steilacoom.

Method for calculating employees

Add up all employees, both full time (21+ hours) and part time (fewer than 20 hours), and that equals the number of employees. Round up if it is a fraction.

​"Employee" means any person who performs services for another in exchange for wages, salary and/or commission. An owner-operator shall be considered an "employee".

The minimum number of employees is one. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners.

Origination fee:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$50

4 through 6

$100

7 through 12

$200

13 through 25

$300

26 or more

$500

Renewal fee:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$37.50

4 through 6

$75

7 through 12

$150

13 through 25

$225

26 or more

$250

Home businesses
$50

If your business is in a residence within the town, you must comply with Steilacoom Municipal Code 18.08.370. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the town directly.

Origination fee: $50

Renewal fee: $37.50

Non-resident businesses
Variable

If your business is physically located outside town limits, but conducts business within town limits, your license fee is determined by gross annual income earned within this town’s limits:

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

$75

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

$75

Businesses exempt from city licensing

Your business may be exempt from getting a town business license. For more information, please contact the town 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