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The Department of Local Services, Permitting Division (Permitting) located in Snoqualmie, WA, issues the following King County business licenses. These licenses apply only to businesses located or operating in unincorporated King County:

For questions about King County business licenses issued at the Permitting or about zoning or permitted use requirements that must be met for businesses located in unincorporated King County, call Permitting customer service at 206-296-6600 or email

For other or general business license questions, contact Washington State business licensing external link at 1-800-647-7706.

King County Records and Licensing Services Division in downtown Seattle issues County business licenses for:

  • pet businesses
    • kennels
    • hobby kennels
    • guard dogs
    • trainers
    • purveyors
  • process servers
  • taxicab and for-hire drivers