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Business, Special, & Peddlers Licenses

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Maple Valley's location code: 1720


Business License


Effective January 1, 2013/Updated October 2, 2018 - New Business License Requirement.
See Maple Valley Municipal Code Chapter 5.35 for more information.

The City of Maple Valley requires all businesses conducting business within the City limits to maintain a City business license. The City has partnered with the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR), Business Licensing Service, to issue City business licenses. This combined licensing system allows the business owner to meet the local and state requirements with one transaction. A City license will be added to your State Master License as an addendum. 

You can apply for a State business license and a City business license:

If you have any question, contact Business Licensing Service at 1-800-451-7985.

In reporting taxes to the State, for work done in Maple Valley, Maple Valley's location code is 1720 and must be included in the appropriate place on the State tax return.

For general business license questions, please contact the City of Maple Valley at or (425) 413-8800.

Special License
The City requires special licenses for the following:

  • Amusement Device Places
  • Amusement Place 
  • Pool and Billiard Tables 
  • Public Dance Places 
  • Secondhand Dealer or Pawn Broker 
  • Outdoor Musical Entertainment 
  • Limited Special Uses (Street or Facility)

Click here to download the special license application [PDF].

For more information see Maple Valley Municipal Code Chapter 5.05.

Peddlers License
Peddlers are required to obtain a license in order to sell or offer to sell any good in the City of Maple Valley. 

A "Peddler" is a person who sells goods:

  • while traveling from house to house or from place to place by foot or vehicle, or
  • stands in a doorway or any unenclosed vacant lot, parcel of land or in any other place not used by the person as a permanent place of business

For more Peddlers License information, click here

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