How to renew your license: Shops, mobile units, and event locations

When to renew

Your shop, mobile unit, or event license will expire 1 year after it is issued, or when your business liability insurance expires, whichever comes first.

  • If you don’t renew before it expires, you must pay an additional late fee.
  • If you don’t renew within 1 year after it expires, you must reapply for a license.

How to renew

Online

To renew online:

  1. Sign in with the password on your renewal notice.
  2. Enter your information.
  3. Pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards aren’t accepted).

By mail

  • If your license hasn’t expired or has been expired less than 1 year:
    1. Complete and sign your renewal notice.
    2. Mail it to the address on the renewal notice with a check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing). If you don’t renew your license before it expires, you must pay an additional late fee.
  • If your license has been expired for 1 year or more, you must reapply for a license. To reapply:
    1. Complete a Body Art, Body Piercing, and Tattoo Shop, Mobile Unit, or Event Location Application.
    2. Mail it to the address on the form with a check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).

When you’ll get your new license

  • If you renewed online: Within 14 business days.
  • If you renewed by mail: Within 45 days.
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