City of Lacey
Who needs a license?
All businesses are required to get a City of Lacey endorsement if they are:
- Located within city limits, or
- Conducting business within city limits.
If you don’t know if you do business within city limits, call (360) 491-3212 before applying.
If more than one business is located in a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business conducted.
A business owner who intends to conduct business from a residence within the city must comply with Lacey Municipal Code 16.69.
Businesses qualify for the nonprofit license if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation. Nonprofit organizations located outside of the city do not need a Lacey endorsement.
The license for a business operating in this city, but based outside this city, is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:
|Reported gross annual income
|$0 through $2,000
|Lacey general business endorsement
|Lacey nonprofit business endorsement*
|Other fees that may apply
|State tax registration
|Registering your business name as trade name
| Business License Application fee
How to apply
Apply by using one of the following options:
- Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
- 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.
- Click Getting Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
- Follow the steps below based on your business status.
If you do not have an existing business
- Click File New Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.
If you have an existing business
- If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
- Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
- Click File New Business License Application.
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.
State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City of Lacey Customer Service
420 College St SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: (360) 491-3212
FAX: (360) 438-2669