Business License Applications

  • Fill out the Business License Application (*designates mandatory items)
    • All businesses physically located within the city limits require a business license.
    • All businesses whose annual value of products, gross proceeds of sales, or gross income of the business in the city is equal to or greater than $2,000 and that not maintain a place of business within the city must obtain a business license.
    • Permitted Home Occupations require a Business License.

    • For vehicles for hire require a Vehicle for Hire License (PDF) is required along with the business license application.

    • For motor vehicle wrecker or towing operator a Tow Truck Addenda (PDF) is required along with the business license application.

    • For any kennel, cattery, grooming parlor, pet shop, or animal shelter a completed Animal Regulation Addenda is required along with the business license application.

    • Any non-profit organization (501 (c) (3)) within the city limits are exempt from applying for a business license.

    • Your business must be registered with the State of Washington prior to obtaining a City of Arlington business license. Contact the Department of Licensing for more information. You may call the Olympia office at 800-451-7985 or online.

    • Business Licenses are non-transferable. Licenses must be displayed on the wall of your business. Your local sales tax code is 3101 and must be included in the appropriate place on the State Tax return.

  • Once completed select the submit button (you will receive an automated response that your application was received).

  • Your Business License Application will be routed for review in the order it was received.

  • Once reviewed and approved, the business license approval will be emailed to you.

  • Your business license number will be provided to you so that you can make your payment online.

  • Please follow the online payment instructions below.Once the payment has been received you will receive an email with your approved business license attached.