Sunnyside city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Sunnyside 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.

License fee is determined by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Sunnyside.

Method for calculating FTE
Total hours worked in the year by all employees, both full and part time, divided by 2,080 hours, equals number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. New businesses must estimate the first year’s employee hours.

Origination fee:

Total Number of Employees License fee
1 through 5 $84
6 through 15 $155
16 though 50 $235
51 through 100 $445
101 or more $550

Renewal fee:

Total Number of Employees License fee
1 through 5 $84
6 through 15 $155
16 though 50 $235
51 through 100 $445
101 or more $550
Nonprofit businesses
$0

If you are a nonprofit business, you may be exempt from city fees. To qualify you must submit a copy of your business’ IRS 501(c)3 certificate with your application.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Sunnyside Municipal Code 17.04.030. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

License fee is determined by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Sunnyside.

Method for calculating FTEs
Total hours worked in the year by all employees, both full and part time, divided by 2,080 hours, equals number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. New businesses must estimate the first year’s employee hours.

Origination fee:

Total Number of Employees License fee
1 through 5 $84
6 through 15 $155
16 though 50 $235
51 through 100 $445
101 or more $550

Renewal fee:

Total Number of Employees License fee
1 through 5 $84
6 through 15 $155
16 though 50 $235
51 through 100 $445
101 or more $550
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 and number of employees (FTEs).

Method for calculating FTEs
Total hours worked in the year by all employees, both full and part time, divided by 2,080 hours, equals number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. New businesses must estimate the first year’s employee hours.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 No license required
Above $2,000

1 through 5 employees $84
6 though 15 employees - $155
16 through 50 employees - $235
51 through 100 employees - $445
101 or more employees - $550

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 No license required
Above $2,000

1 through 5 employees $84
6 though 15 employees - $155
16 through 50 employees - $235
51 through 100 employees - $445
101 or more employees - $550

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