Town Licenses

Business Licenses

We are pleased to announce that the Town of La Conner has partnered with the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS) effective 02/24/2022. BLS will process the Town of La Conner’s business licenses and renewals.  In order for BLS to do this, the Town’s license expiration date has been extended to 3/31/2022.   

Registering with the Town of La Conner through the Business Licensing Service

Our partnership with BLS will allow you “one-stop shopping” when maintaining or renewing many of your state and city licenses. New or expanding businesses will be able to apply for their city license online along with other state and local licenses that partner with BLS. 

What do I have to do?

Right now, you do not have to take any action. The week after February 24, 2022, the Business Licensing Service will send you a license renewal letter with instructions on how to renew your Town of La Conner business license. This will give each business 4 weeks to renew and the first renewal may be pro-rated to bring the expiration date in line with an already established expiration date on the account. You may use e-check or credit card to make payment for online transactions. If you prefer to renew your license by mail using the BLS renewal form, please do so in plenty of time to reach BLS before the expiration date and include a check made out to DOR for the appropriate amount.                                                                                                     

What fees will I have to pay?

For renewals, you will still pay the Town of La Conner license fee (please see below for updated business license fee information). If your renewal is for 12 or more months, it will also show a $10 renewal processing fee for all state and local licenses for your business location. 

 If you have questions                                                                  

For more information, visit www.dor.wa.gov or call BLS at 360-705-6741.

2022 Town of La Conner Business License Fees - Town of La Conner will NOT issue refunds for any reason

 La Conner General Business  (i.e., Retail, Restaurants, Hair Salons-including booth rentals, etc.)
 
Fee range based on gross income at origination and renewal:

  • $0-$50,000                         = $108
  • $50,000.01 - $100,000       = $138
  • above $100,000                  = $238

La Conner Home Occupation

  • $50.00 for first application 
  • $25.00 renewal fee

La Conner General Business – Nonresident
 
$2,000 gross income threshold

  • Below threshold = No fee/$0 at application and renewal
  • Above threshold = $75 flat fee at application and renewal 

A Town of La Conner Rental Business License is required for Hotels, B&Bs, Vacation Rentals (short-term) and Long-Term Residential Rentals
 
Fee range based on rental unit count at application and renewal

  • 1-2 units                               = $75
  •  3-10 units                            = $128
  •  11 and more units                = $228

Application Forms (to be submitted and paid for at Town Hall ONLY)

Peddler's License: $10

Peddler's licenses are issued and priced per day, per person.

Special Note Regarding Business Licenses

A 10% delinquency charge will be added for each month the business license application and/or the fee are late. If you commence business after July 1st, the applicable fee will be prorated by 50%.

Other License Types

Dog Licenses

If you own a dog and are a resident of La Conner, you are required to purchase a dog license every year. 

Our dog license fees are:

  • Neutered or Spayed - $5
  • Non-Neutered or Non-Spayed - $15

La Conner requires all dogs to be on a leash. If your dog is found at large or with no tags, you will be fined $10 for the first offense, $20 for the second offense and $30 for the third offense.

There is a senior rate for dog licensing. Seniors 65 years of age or older pay half the fees listed.