Adult Oriented Business Licensing

All adult oriented businesses operating in Olympia must have a State of Washington General Business License and a City of Olympia General Business License which are both issued through the State of Washington Department of Revenue Business License Service. The City of Olympia also requires an Adult Oriented Business License issued by the City of Olympia.

No person shall work as a manager or assistant manager at an adult oriented business without a manager’s or assistant manager’s license issued by the City of Olympia.

No person shall work as an entertainer at an adult oriented business without an entertainer’s license issued by the City of Olympia.

All persons working as entertainers in an adult oriented business located in Olympia who are not employees of the business must also have a State of Washington General Business License and a City of Olympia General Business License which are both issued through the State of Washington Department of Revenue Business License Service.

All persons who work as entertainers in an adult oriented business and are employees of the business must have an entertainer’s license issued by the City of Olympia. Please read the instruction sheet prior to completing any of these application forms. Title 5, Chapter 5.16 of the City of Olympia Municipal Code pertains to Adult Oriented Businesses and it is highly recommended that applicants read that code section prior to applying for any Adult Oriented Business license.

If you have any questions, please contact City of Olympia Tax and Licensing at (360) 753-8448 or the City Attorney’s office at (360) 753-8338.