The City of Newcastle requires businesses selling to or serving Newcastle residents to maintain a City Business License (this applies to businesses both with and without a physical address in Newcastle). Tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are not required to obtain a license, but must file an application for informational purposes.

The City has partnered with the Washington State Department of Licensing to issue business licenses. City licenses are added to your State Master License as an addendum and may be obtained either online or via mail.

How to Apply for a City of Newcastle Business License
You can either file online with a credit card at the Department of Revenue website or you can mail a completed form with check, certified check or money order payable to "Department of Revenue" to:

Business Licensing Service
Department of Revenue
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98057-9034

- City of Newcastle Business License per Year: $31
- Open/reopen a business - $90 (non-refundable)
- Adding an additional location - $0
- Adding a city Non-Resident Business endorsement to an existing location - $0
- Any other purpose - $19 (non-refundable)
- Renewal: $10 (non-refundable)

For general City of Newcastle business license questions, call the city at 425.649.4444. You may also contact the State of Washington's business licensing service at 360-705-6741 for answers to questions or assistance with the state's website.

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