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How to get or renew your license - Transportation network companies

You must comply with all applicable laws and rules, even if not covered below.

Things to know

To get your transportation network company license, you must:

  • Apply for your license with the Department of Revenue starting on March 1, 2023.
  • We're providing a 30-day period to apply ending the night of March 31, 2023.
  • To operate as a transportation network company, you must be licensed.

Who needs a license?

A Transportation Network Company (TNC) is any entity using a digital network to connect passengers with transportation network company drivers to provide prearranged rides. This does not include for hire transportation services.

How to apply

We issue this license, but it's processed by the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service (BLS). BLS prints it on the business license they provide. They refer to licenses issued by us as endorsements to the business license.

Apply online with the Department of Revenue.

What you'll need

  • A valid email address
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit/debit card (transaction fee charged) or bank account information for E-check to pay:
    • Applicable BLS fees
    • Applicable TNC fees

Apply by mail

  1. Complete or obtain a Business License Application
  2. Mail the completed form with a check/money order payable to the Department of Revenue for all fees to:
    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034 Olympia, WA 98507–9034

After you apply

After all correct documents have been received, DOR will send your license to the address on file within 14 business days.

How to renew

Your license expires in 1 year and you can renew 120 days before expiration. Renew online with the Department of Revenue. You will follow the same instruction as applying above.


Specialty license

Description Fee
Transportation Network Company application and renewal fee $5000

Other fees that may apply

Description Fee
Business License Application fee Variable business license fee
Business Licensing Service renewal processing fee $5
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5

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