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A retail marijuana license is required in unincorporated King County where marijuana and/or marijuana containing products of any kind are sold at retail establishments (Title 6* of the King County Code). The license fee is $1,000 per year. The fee shall be $500 if the business possess a WLCB issued medical marijuana endorsement. Processing license applications may take up to 30-days and licenses expire 12 months from the date of issuance and shall be renewed annually prior to expiration.

To apply, complete the Marijuana Business License Application,

Example of the WLCB Letter of Approval.

Marijuana Business, Summary of Zoning Requirements

For assistance, contact Permitting at 206-296-6600 or email