I would like to start a business. What do I need to do?
- You will need to contact the Washington State Department of Licensing for your state licensing requirements. This department will register your business name. You may contact them at 253-382-2000 or visit http://bls.dor.wa.gov/
- You will need to determine if you are located within the city limits or reside within Pierce County. If you are within Puyallup city limits you will have to obtain a local license. Business License applications can be found in the "Business" section. WA Dept of Licensing

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1. I would like to start a business. What do I need to do?
2. I am a contractor doing business in Puyallup. How do I get my license?
3. I am a subcontractor. Do I need a license?
4. How long will it take for my license to be issued?
5. How long is my license good for?
6. How will I know when to renew my license?
7. I recently sold my business. Do I need to notify you?
8. I recently opened a second business location. Do I need to notify you?
9. Does Puyallup have a B & O Tax?
10. I want to have a parking lot sale. Do I need to apply for a permit?
11. How long can I operate a temporary stand?
12. Where can I set up my temporary stand?
13. I want to operate a stand outside the fairgrounds during the fair. Do I need a license?
14. I want to have a stand inside the fairgrounds during the Puyallup Fair. Do I need a license?
15. I want to park cars on my property during the fair. Do I need a license?
16. I want to have a stand at the Farmer's Market. Do I need a license?
17. I want to have a stand at Meeker Days. Do I need a license?
18. I want to sell food/ice cream from my vehicle. Do I need a license?
19. I want to go door-to-door selling merchandise. Do I need a license?
20. I have a group of individuals that I would like to go door-to-door selling for me. Do I need a license?
21. I want to pass out flyers or samples. Do I need to apply for a permit?
22. I want to have a garage sale. Do I need a permit?
23. I make arts & crafts type items at home for sale at the Crafter's Mall, Bazaars, etc. Do I need a business license?