Doing Business in the City of Des Moines

City License and Tax Information

Contact information
City Name:Des Moines
Contact:City Clerk
Phone: (206) 878-4595
City Business License
Is license required?Yes
What is the fee? $30.00 - $150.00
What is the fee based on?Based on type of business and per square foot charge
How often do I renew? Annual
Is the renewal less than original fee?No
Are there additional requirements for a home-based business?No
Are there other special types of licenses?
For example, tow truck, taxi or solicitor.
Yes, 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 King County

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