King County Business Licenses
On January 3rd, 2020, Adult Beverage Ordinance 19030 officially went into effect.
A business license is required in unincorporated King County for all adult beverage businesses. The license fee is $100.
Information & Resources: Adult Beverage Facilities. This provides a list of permits and authorizations that may be required to operate an Adult Beverage Business.
Summary of Zoning Requirements: Adult Beverage Businesses. This provides an overview of zoning criteria and the Demonstration Project A map area.
Adult Beverage Facilities, Types of Facilities. This provides descriptions of each of the Adult Beverage facility types introduced by Ordinance 19030.
Adult Beverage Facilities Events: Temporary Use Permit (TUP) Requirements. This provides information about Temporary Use Permits, which are required for event uses.
Adult Beverage Business On-Site Agricultural Products Affidavit. This affidavit and a projection of sources is required for any Adult Beverage Business in an agriculture zone.Adult Beverage Business License Application
To obtain a copy of an Adult Beverage business license application, please:
- Call the Department of Local Services, Permit Center at 206-296-6600
- Request a copy at the Permit Center (hours and location)