General Business Licenses

Puyallup now partners with the State of Washington Business Licensing Service (BLS) for the issuance of Puyallup general business licenses.

  1. Retail Business

If your retail business is located inside the city limits you will need a General Business License. 

General Business License Application - Add the City of Puyallup as an endorsement on your Washington State business license.

If your business is located outside the city limits, please go to Pierce County's website or call (253) 798-7445.

  1. Contractors & Subcontractors
  1. Home-Based Business
  1. Other General Business

General Business License Rates

  • Rates are based on the total number of employees, managers, or owners working within city limits.
  • Non-profit organizations are required to get a license but do not pay a fee.
  • If total income (from all locations) is less than $12,000 annually, the license fee may be waived.

New Business License

Employees City License State Fee Total
1-24 $75 $19 $94
25-99 $300 $19 $319
100+ $500 $19 $519

Annual License Renewal

Employees City License State Fee Total
1-24 $75 $11 $86
25-99 $300 $11 $311
100+ $500 $11 $511