Business Licenses

Attention Business License Applicants:

The City of Puyallup will no longer be accepting business license applications or renewal payments beginning April 25, 2018.

Beginning May 10th, general business licenses for the City of Puyallup will be processed by the State of Washington Business Licensing Service (BLS).

Please see the below contact information for any license applications or renewal payments that will be submitted after April 25, 2018.

Call Center: 1-800-451-7985


Obtaining a Business License

If you are planning on opening a business in the City of Puyallup, you will need to obtain a city business license.  There are a number of different requirements based on the type of business you intent to operate.  Please use the links on the left side of this page to learn more about about the application process for your business type.

Business License Rates

Business license rates are based on the total number of employees, manager or owners working within the Puyallup city limits.  All licenses expire on December 31st of each year.
Number of Employees
Annual Fee
100 or more
Fees for applications received July through December will be pro-rated to half of the amount due.