Union Gap city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Union Gap 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 determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Union Gap.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. The minimum number of FTEs is one.

Origination fee:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 15

$25

16 through 30

$75

31 through 45

$125

46 through 60

$175

61 through 75

$225

76 through 100

$275

101 or more

$300

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 15

$25

16 through 30

$75

31 through 45

$125

46 through 60

$175

61 through 75

$225

76 through 100

$275

101 or more

$300

Nonprofit businesses
Variable

Nonprofit businesses must be licensed. To qualify as a nonprofit, the business must comply with Union Gap Municipal Code 4.04.

License fee is determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Union Gap.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. The minimum number of FTEs is one.

Origination fee:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 15

$25

16 through 30

$75

31 through 45

$125

46 through 60

$175

61 through 75

$225

76 through 100

$275

101 or more

$300

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 15

$25

16 through 30

$75

31 through 45

$125

46 through 60

$175

61 through 75

$225

76 through 100

$275

101 or more

$300

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Union Gap Municipal Code 17.04.090. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

License fee is determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Union Gap.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. The minimum number of FTEs is one.

Origination fee:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 15

$25

16 through 30

$75

31 through 45

$125

46 through 60

$175

61 through 75

$225

76 through 100

$275

101 or more

$300

Renewal fee:

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 15

$25

16 through 30

$75

31 through 45

$125

46 through 60

$175

61 through 75

$225

76 through 100

$275

101 or more

$300

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 FTEs.

Method for calculating FTEs

Add up all employees (part-time and full-time) and that equals the number of FTEs. This includes self-employed persons, sole proprietors, owners, managers, and partners. The minimum number of FTEs is one.

Origination fee:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 $0
Above $2,000 1 through 15 employees - $25
16 through 30 employees - $75
31 through 45 employees - $125
46 through 60 employees - $175
61 through 75 employees - $225
76 through 100 employees - $275
101 or more employees - $300

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 $0
Above $2,000 1 through 15 employees - $25
16 through 30 employees - $75
31 through 45 employees - $125
46 through 60 employees - $175
61 through 75 employees - $225
76 through 100 employees - $275
​101 or more employees - $300
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