Any businesses (except licensed pharmacies) that sell any nonprescription drugs is required to have a Shopkeeper endorsement. These drugs must be in the original manufacturer’s packaging.
Additional information/documents are required for sellers of cold, allergy, and cough medicines.
Please note, a registered shopkeeper may sell over-the-counter medications that have no sales restrictions from vending machines. However, medications that are subject to any restriction on their sale (e.g. age, quantity, or sales transaction tracking requirement), cannot be sold from a vending machine.
If you have questions, contact the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission's business office at 360-236-4834.
Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents
|State tax registration||$0|
|Registering your business name as a trade name||$5|
|Business License Application fee||Variable fee|
How to apply
Complete the licensing requirements above and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034