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.  

Please Note:  Businesses on First Street are eligible for 2 parking passes per year.  To obtain these passes, please email to request them or call 360-466-3125.  The parking passes will be available for pick-up at Town Hall shortly after they are requested.

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 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.  

DOR will charge a 50% penalty charge if you are delinquent.

 If you have questions                                                                  

For more information, visit or call BLS at 360-705-6741.

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.

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.