Welcome New & Prospective Business Owners!
This page contains links to our business license packet for businesses locating within the city and information on how and when to apply for a city business license. We recommend that you check out the information under the link Starting a Business in Enumclaw and that you contact Community Development Staff at 360-825-3593 if you have any questions related to zoning, signage or other requirements that might apply to your business.
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General Business Licenses
The City of Enumclaw requires all businesses that are located within or operate within city limits to obtain a city business license. A city license is required for any business that provides a product or service within city limits, even if the physical location of the business is elsewhere. This includes contractors, janitorial services, landscaping companies and other similar businesses.

Washington State Business Licensing
To gain a City of Enumclaw business license, you must 1st file a Business License Application (or renewal) with the Washington State Business Licensing Service (a division of the Department of Revenue as of June 2011, previously a division of the Department of Licensing).

Washington State Business License applications and renewals may be filed online or by mail with the State Business Licensing Service. For more information, please view the Business Licensing Service website or contact them directly:
Ph: 800-664-1400

Home Occupation Business Licenses
Home based businesses require a general business license (see application process for general business licenses, above). Prior to applying for a home occupation business license, we strongly recommend that you contact Community Development Staff at 360-825-3593 to determine if your proposed business meets the requirements of the municipal code for Home Occupations found in Enumclaw Municipal code 19.36.

The following uses are not allowed to be conducted as a Home Occupation:
  • Any home occupation that involves outdoor storage of building or construction materials
  • Any other use that presents a danger to the community or would not be in keeping with a residential environment
  • Cafes
  • Commercial print shops
  • Clinics or hospitals
  • Dance or aerobics studio
  • Funeral homes
  • Kennels
  • Large appliance repair including:
    • Stoves
    • Refrigerators
    • Washers
    • Dryers
  • Machine and sheet metal shops
  • Martial arts school
  • Mortuaries
  • Rental of trailers or recreational vehicles
  • Restaurants
  • Small engine repair
  • Stables
  • Uses which may include hazardous chemicals or which may be hazardous to the surrounding area
  • Vehicle or boat:
    • Repair
    • Building
    • Painting
    • Servicing
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