General Business Licenses

Puyallup now partners with the State of Washington Business Licensing Service (BLS) for the issuance of Puyallup general business licenses.


  1. Retail Business
  2. Contractors & Subcontractors
  3. Home Based Business
  4. Other General Business
If your retail business is located inside the city limits you will need a General Business License. 

General Business License Application - Add the City of Puyallup as an endorsement on your Washington State business license.

If your business is located outside the city limits, click here to be taken to Pierce County's business license page, or call (253) 798-7445.

Business License Rates

  • Rates are based on the total number of employees, managers, or owners working within city limits.
  • Fees for applications received July through December may be pro-rated.
  • If total income is less than $12,000 annually, the license fee may be waived.
# of Employees Annual Fee
1-24 $75
25-99 $300
100 or more $500