Business License - new and renewal

Business licensing is managed by the Washington State Department of Revenue. To file a new or renew a business license, please visit the Washington State Department of Revenue

Federal Way City Endorsement

The City of Federal Way requires all businesses located within or conducting business within the city limits to obtain a City Endorsement. A business must have a WA State business license before applying for a city endorsement. 


Activity Permit: Right of Way

Right-of-Way Activity Permit ($43) is required for use of public-right-of-way, such as streets and sidewalks. Examples of right-of-way permit activities are community parades, planned protests, etc. 


Temporary business registration

Temporary Business Registration ($51) is required when a business is operating within the city limit for 90 days or less in any 365-day period. Examples of temporary business registrants are ice-cream trucks, door-to-door salesman, etc. 

Applications for Right-of-Way Activity Permit and Temporary Business Registration are accepted at Federal Way City Hall or by mail sent to the address below with a check or money order payable to the City of Federal Way.

City of Federal Way
Finance Department
33325 8th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

If you have questions, please contact the City of Federal Way at 253-835-2526 or at