Every business operating in the City of Lacey must be registered with the city. This includes in-home businesses, in-city businesses (owned and operated in the city), out-of-city businesses that have transactions in Lacey, and temporary businesses (fruit stands, tree sales, and car sales). The city contracts with the State Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service (BLS) to help streamline and provide better benefits to local businesses. BLS acts as a one-stop-shop for business licensing requirements and offers an online application and renewal process option, including credit card and e-payment options. BLS also offers services that can help businesses to open, re-open, renew, and change ownership, and/or locations, as well as a myriad of other options for businesses.
Certain business activities such as daycare services, mechanical music machines, for-hire vehicles, towing services, and pawnbrokers have additional registration requirements. For complete information regarding the business activities that require additional registration requirements, review the Lacey Municipal Code Title 5: Business Licenses, Registration, and Regulations. Contact the Finance Department if your business activity requires additional registration requirements.
Visit Lacey's BLS webpage to apply.