Tieton city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Tieton 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.

License fee is determine by number of employees who work within the city limits of Tieton.

Employee definition
Any person employed at any business location within the city and/or any person furnishing or performing services within the city, and shall include all persons who are self-employed. The minimum number of FTEs is one. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners.

Origination fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 3

$30

4 through 7

$50

8 through 15

$75

16 through 25

$100

26 or more

$150

Renewal fee:

Total Number of Employees

License Fee

1 through 3

$30

4 through 7

$50

8 through 15

$75

16 through 25

$100

26 or more

$150

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) certificate with your application.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
$30

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Tieton Municipal Code 17.44.050. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Origination fee: $30

Renewal fee: $30

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

No license required

Above $2,000

1 through 3 employees - $30
4 through 7 employees - $50
8 through 15 employees - $75
16 through 25 employees - $100
26  or more employees​ - $150​​

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $2,000

No license required

Above $2,000

1 through 3 employees - $30
4 through 7 employees - $50
8 through 15 employees - $75
16 through 25 employees - $100
26  or more employees​ - $150​​

Rental businesses
Variable

Landlords that own, rent, lease, maintain, or have the right to use, or using, tangible personal property, intangible personal property, or real property permanently or temporarily located in the city and generating any income. All accessory dwelling units (ADU's) will need to check with the city for additional permit requirements. For more information, see Tieton Municipal Code 5.02, or contact the city directly.  

Rental unit origination fee:

License fee:

$40

Rental unit fee:

$1.50 per unit

Rental unit enewal fee:

License fee:

$40

Rental unit fee:

$1.50 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