How do I apply for a business license?

With the exception of Ellensburg temporary business licenses which are applied for through the City of Ellensburg Finance Department, apply for ALL other City of Ellensburg business licenses using one of the following options:

  • Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don’t have a user ID or aren’t sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Once logged in, click the green "Get Started" button.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

If you do not have an existing business

  • Click File Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.

If you have an existing business

  1. If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
  2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
  3. Click Add License Endorsements/Employees.

You can pay using an E–check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).

Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.

Mail your completed application, supplemental forms, and a check or money order payable to “Department of Revenue” for the fees to:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

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1. Who needs a City business license?
2. What type of City business license do I need?
3. How much does a City business license cost?
4. How do I apply for a business license?
5. Where do I get more information?