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Fees: Collection agencies

License application fees

Collection agency license fees
License Fee
Main office license $890
Main office license re-registration (if main office license expired over 30 days) $1,405
Branch office license (required for each branch office located inside or outside Washington) $590
Branch office license re-registration (if branch office license expired over 30 days) $930
Out-of-state collection agency
License Fee
Main office license $445
Main office license re-registration (if main office license expired over 30 days) $702.50
Branch office license (required for each branch office located inside or outside Washington) $295
Branch office license re-registration (if branch office license expired over 30 days) $465

Renewal fees

Note: If your home state doesn't require fees of non-resident, out-of-state agencies, the Washington renewal fee can be waived.

Collection agency renewal fees
License renewal Fee
Main office license renewal $515
Branch office license renewal $340
Out-of-state collection agency renewal fees
License renewal Fee
Main office license renewal $257.50
Branch office license renewal $170

Late renewal penalty

If you file for renewal after your license has expired, a late fee will be added to the amount due. The late fee is 50% of the total of all your renewal fees, up to a maximum of $170 per business location. (Note: If you don't renew your license, it may be canceled.)

Miscellaneous fees

Other fees that may apply
Description Fee
Business License Application fee $90
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
License print fee $5

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