A Pierce County business license is required for only a few types of businesses.
Businesses located in Unincorporated Pierce County require a license for the following only:
If your business is located outside of Unincorporated Pierce County, please contact the city you are located in for licensing requirements. If your business is not on the list, Pierce County does not require a license.
⚠ Please Note: Every business requires a Master Business License from the State of Washington. Contact the Washington State Department of Revenue regarding a Master Business License, (253) 382-2000.
We're open by appointment only.
Use Our Drop Box No appointment required. Use our secure, monitored, drop box located outside of the Pierce County Annex South Entrance during normal business hours only.
2401 S. 35th St., #200, Tacoma, WA 98409
Mon. - Fri. | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If you have a complaint about a business, please call the Better Business Bureau at (206) 431-2222.
You may also contact the Consumer Protection Division of the State of Washington Attorney General's Office in Olympia, Washington.
If you believe that a business is operating illegally without a license, contact the licensing agency (state, county, city, town).
Cash, checks, or money orders accepted.
Please make checks payable to Pierce County Auditor.
|Adult Entertainer Establishment||$800|
|Adult Entertainer Manager||$100|
|Adult Entertainer / Manager Duplicate License||$30|
|Duplicate License (Miscellaneous)||$5|
|Panoram Device (Each)||$36|
|Peddler Agency A (1-10 Employees / Agents)||$60|
|Peddler Agency B (11-25 Employees / Agents)||$120|
|Peddler Agency C (26-49 Employees / Agents)||$180|
|Peddler Agency D (50 or More Employees / Agents)||$240|
|Solicitor Agency A (1-10 Employees / Agents)||$60|
|Solicitor Agency B (11-25 Employees / Agents)||$120|
|Solicitor Agency C (26-49 Employees / Agents)||$180|
|Solicitor Agency D (50 or More Employees / Agents)||$240|
|Photo Fee (Per Image)||$6|
|Commercial Kennel or Cattery License||$250|
|Boarding Kennel or Cattery License||$200|
|Foster Shelter / Kennel / Cattery License (if spayed / neutered)||$75|
|Foster Shelter / Kennel / Cattery License (if not spayed / neutered)||$150|
|Hobby Kennel or Cattery License (6-20 dogs and/or cats)||$150|
|Grooming Parlor License||$100|
|Pet Shop License||$200|
|Private Kennel or Cattery License||$150|