Doing Business in the City of Tacoma

City License and Tax Information

Contact information
City Name:Tacoma
Contact:Tax & License Department
Phone: (253) 591-5252
City Business License
Is license required?Yes | Apply online
What is the fee? $80.00 or $40 for 1/2 year.
How often do I renew? Annual
Is the renewal less than original fee?Unknown
Are there additional requirements for a home-based business?Unknown
Are there other special types of licenses?
For example, tow truck, taxi or solicitor.
Contact the city
Local Business and Occupation Tax (B&O)Yes | Find your rates
Local Sales TaxFind your sales tax rate
Other Requirements
County Information Pierce County

Apply for a license on-line

Licensing requirements can change periodically. You should confirm your requirements as you go through the application process.

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