Business Licenses

License Requirements

All persons engaged in business in the city shall apply for a business license.  

If you are a person or business who does not maintain a place of business within city limits AND have a gross income of the business in the city of less than $2,000, than a Monroe business license is not required.

The City of Monroe and State of Washington Business Licensing Service are involved in a combined licensing one-stop system that allows you to obtain state and city licenses at the same time. You will receive a master license from the state, showing your city general business endorsement.

Required Documents

The fee for a Monroe license is $50 plus a $19 state fee - paid to the Business License service during the State application process.

Solicitors, Peddlers, and Transient Merchants

Chapter 5.08 of the Monroe Municipal Code requires solicitors, peddlers, and transient merchants to register with the City of Monroe. This registration can be completed in person at City Hall, 806 West Main Street.


City of Monroe Business License Regulations, MMC 5.02

Home Occupation Regulations, MMC 22.16.060

Unified Development Regulations, MMC Title 22