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Tukwila city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Tukwila 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.

Method for calculating employees
(This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, partners, and temporary workers.)

Count the number of part-time and full-time employees separately and multiply each number by their respective fees. The minimum number of employees is one part-time employee.

Origination fee:

License fee:

Determined by the quantity of part-time and full-time employees. The minimum license fee is $56, which is equivalent to one part-time employee.

Employee fee:

$56 part-time employees (0-29 hours a week)
$112 per full-time equivalent employee (30 or more hours a week)

Renewal fee:

License fee:

Determined by the quantity of part-time and full-time employees. The minimum license fee is $56, which is equivalent to one part-time employee.

Employee fee:

$56 part-time employees (0-29 hours a week)
$112 per full-time equivalent employee (30 or more hours a week)

Refunds; city fees only: License fees are non-refundable, regardless of whether the business operates for the entire calendar year, or whether the business license is denied, revoked, withdrawn or suspended with cause. Tukwila Municipal Code 5.04.040

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 Tukwila Municipal Code 18.06.430. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Method for calculating employees
(This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, partners, and temporary workers.)

Count the number of part-time and full-time employees separately and multiply each number by their respective fees. The minimum number of employees is one part-time employee.

Origination fee:

License fee:

Determined by quantity of part-time and full-time employees. The minimum license fee is $56, which is equivalent to one part-time employee.
Employee fee: $56 part-time employees (0-29 hours a week)
$112 per full-time equivalent employee (30 or more hours a week)   

Renewal fee:

License fee:

Determined by quantity of part-time and full-time employees. The minimum license fee is $56, which is equivalent to one part-time employee.
Employee fee: $56 part-time employees (0-29 hours a week)
$112 per full-time equivalent employee (30 or more hours a week)   
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    $100

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000    $0
   Above $2,000    $100
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