Business Licenses

Requirements & Instructions

Not all businesses are required to have a business license from the city. The types of businesses requiring a city license are listed below. Click on the name to download the application packet. If you are starting a new business in one of these categories, you must register with the State of Washington Department of Revenue first, then apply for your city business license. The Department of Revenue also has an office in Port Angeles at 734 East First Street. Office hours are limited. Phone 360-417-9900 for more information.

Application Packets


In most instances, the annual fee for a business license is $25. The license year is July 1 through June 30. See application for prorated fee schedule.

How to Apply

Download the application, or pick one up at the City Clerk's Office. Complete the entire form, and return with fee to the City Clerk's Office. Fee is due in full at the time of the return of the application. Most licenses are issued in three to five working days.


The license year is July 1 through June 30. Renewal notices are mailed in late May to early June. Simply return with payments to renew. See renewal notice for complete information.