Tumwater City Hall and all City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

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Police, fire, and emergency medical response services are available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1.

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Welcome to the City of Tumwater! 

The City is committed to serving our community and looks forward to our continued success. 


The Business Licensing Specialist is available to answer any questions you may have.  You may contact the Licensing Specialist Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays at:

Tumwater City Hall 
555 Israel Rd. SW
Tumwater, WA 98501 (map)

(360) 754-4136


Washington Department of Revenue Useful Links

New Business Tax Workshops

Getting Started

Getting a License or Renewal


Quick Links

Who Needs a Business License

Licensing Information for Specific Business Types

Application and Renewal Fees

To Apply for a Business License

Obtaining Your License