City Business License Requirements

Conducting Business in the Valley

Spokane Valley Municipal Code Title 5.05 requires every person engaged in business or continuing business during the calendar year, to register annually with the City.

State Business Licensing 

All businesses are required to have a State Business License which can be applied for through the State Business Licensing Service. If you have questions about this program, we urge you to email the Business Licensing Service or call 800-451-7985.

City business registration is provided through the Department of Revenue's State Business Licensing Service. Log in using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID to register your business online

You can also visit the Washington State Department of Revenue's downtown location.  They are located in the Rock Pointe Corporate Center:1330 N Washington St , St #5600, Spokane, WA 99201.  It is advisable to call ahead for a complete list of their hours 509-327-0200.

License Fees

For a complete list of applicable fees please visit the Department of Revenue's Business License Services and Fees page.

General business license 

  • Origination fee: $ 25.00
  • Renewal fee: $25.00

Nonprofit business license  

  • Origination fee: $ 10.00
  • Renewal fee: $10.00


Annual City Business Registration and State Business License renewals are also provided through the State Business Licensing Service. Renewals may be submitted online.

Home Businesses

Any person, group or entity conducting a “for profit” enterprise from a location whose primary use is a residence must obtain a home business permit.

Apply for a Home Business Permit online or download and submit the Home Business Permit Application: