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The City of Newcastle requires businesses selling to or serving Newcastle residents without a physical location in the city, and businesses located in Newcastle to maintain a City Business License. Nonprofits are not required to obtain a license, but must file an application for informational purposes.

The City has partnered with the Washington State Department of Licensing to issue business licenses. City licenses are added to your State Master License as an addendum and may be obtained either online or via mail. 

How to Apply for a City of Newcastle Business License:

  • File a Master Business Application online at 1-800-451-7985
  • A credit card will be needed to file online; or
  • Mail the completed forms along with the appropriate fee to:
Business Licensing Service
Department of Revenue
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98057-9034

Required Forms: Master Business License & City Business License Addendum

(Forms are available on the Department of Licensing website, or at Newcastle City Hall.)


The cost of a City of Newcastle Business Licenese (per year):
Master Business License Processing Fee for First Time Applicants:
Master Business License Processing Fee for Renewals  $11.00


If mailing the forms, fees may be paid with a check, certified check or money order, payable to: "Department of Revenue."

Nonprofit organizations must also complete an application, however; the fee is waived to businesses that have a 501(c)(3) tax exemption form attached.

Businesses soliciting within the city are required to obtain a solicitor permit. Download the solicitor permit application. The application must be submitted in person at City Hall.

For general City of Newcastle business license questions contact the City Clerk's office at 425-649-4444.

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