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Wenatchee city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Wenatchee 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.

Along with a Business License Application filed with the Department of Revenue, all business licenses must be approved by the city of Wenatchee’s Fire, Community Development and Environmental Departments. Additional materials (such as a land use form and a site plan) may be required for businesses including but not limited to, parking lots, landscape review, mobile vendors, and home occupations. Commercially zoned businesses additionally require a walk-through inspection by the Building Division. Until all required materials are submitted to the city, the city of Wenatchee endorsement cannot be approved. The city of Wenatchee will contact the business by email or letter requesting the required information after the business license application has been submitted.

License fee is determined by gross annual income and number of employees who work within the city limits.

Method for calculating FTEs
Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time); who work in the city limits of Wenatchee and divide by 2,080.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 $0
   Above $2,000 1 through 2 employees - $75
3 through 5 employees - $105
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $225
26 through 50 employees - $375
50 or more employees - $570

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 $0
   Above $2,000 1 through 2 employees - $75
3 through 5 employees - $105
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $225
26 through 50 employees - $375
50 or more employees - $570
Nonprofit businesses
$0

Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Wenatchee Municipal Code 10.48.100. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Along with a Business License Application filed with the Department of Revenue, home occupation business licenses must submit a land use form, a site plan, and business narrative to the city of Wenatchee (exceptions exist for home occupation, address only). Until all required materials are submitted to the city, the city of Wenatchee endorsement cannot be approved. The city of Wenatchee will contact the business by email or letter requesting the required information after the business license application has been submitted.

License fee is determined by gross annual income and number of employees who work within the city limits.

Method for calculating FTEs
Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time); who work in the city limits of Wenatchee and divide by 2,080.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 $0
   Above $2,000 1 through 2 employees - $75
3 through 5 employees - $105
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $225
26 through 50 employees - $375
50 or more employees - $570

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 $0
   Above $2,000 1 through 2 employees - $75
3 through 5 employees - $105
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $225
26 through 50 employees - $375
50 or more employees - $570
Non-resident businesses
Variable

If your business is operating 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
Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time); who work in the city limits of Wenatchee and divide by 2,080.

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 $0
   Above $2,000 1 through 2 employees - $75
3 through 5 employees - $105
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $225
26 through 50 employees - $375
50 or more employees - $570

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
   $0 through $2,000 $0
   Above $2,000 1 through 2 employees - $75
3 through 5 employees - $105
6 through 12 employees - $150
13 through 25 employees - $225
26 through 50 employees - $375
50 or more employees - $570
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