Town Licenses

Business Licenses

All businesses must submit an application to conduct business in the Town of La Conner. Renewal applications are mailed at the end of each year. 

Business license applications and renewal applications, with applicable fees, must be submitted by January 31st of each year. Annual business license fees are:

Class 1: $228

  • Apartment houses
  • Grocery stores over 2,000 square feet
  • Hotels or motels with 5 or more rental units
  • Manufacturing and businesses employing 15 or more full/part time employees
  • Restaurants
  • Recreational vehicle parks
  • Taverns

Class 2: $128 for professional businesses including:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Auto and Boat repair
  • Banks
  • Boat sales
  • Charter services
  • Commercial rental activities
  • Counseling
  • Food sales
  • Legal
  • Lumber yards
  • Manufacturing with less than 15 full-time or part-time employees.
  • Medical or Dental
  • Petroleum sales
  • Publishing
  • Realty
  • Retail
  • Travel

Class 3: $75 

Class 3 licenses are for all other businesses. This includes businesses and individuals located outside the town limits but engaged in sales or services within the Town.

Class 4: $25

Class 4 licenses are for each cosmetology booth renter.

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.