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The Tax & License division acts with Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Equity in administering Tacoma's tax, license, and employment standards regulations - providing for a fair, equitable, and safe business and working environment while delivering high-quality customer service.



Need to Visit Tax & License?

All Tax & License services can be done over the phone and/or online. Payment options are available anytime of the day.  


Business licenses and tax: 

  • Online:  FileLocal-wa.gov 
  • By Phone: (253) 591-5252 
  • By Mail: PO BOX 11640, Tacoma, WA 98411

Pet licenses:

If an in-person visit is needed, making an appointment is highly encouraged.   Click here to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.  


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