Peddlers and Peddler Agencies

Definitions


"Peddler" means:
  1. Any person who goes from house to house, or place to place, within Pierce County, selling and providing immediate delivery or performance, or offering for sale and immediate delivery or performance, any goods, wares, merchandise, services, or anything of value, to persons not commercial users or sellers of such commodities or services; or
  2. Any person who, while selling and providing immediate delivery or performance, or offering for sale and immediate delivery and performance, any goods, wares, merchandise, services or anything of value, stands or sits in a doorway, any unenclosed vacant lot, parcel of land or in any other public place not used by such person as a permanent place of business.

Requirements

  • Completed application for business license
  • Surety bond naming Pierce County as obligee or cash bond deposited with the Auditor's Office:
    • $1000.00 for 10 or less employees
    • $2000.00 for over 10 employees
  • Copy of permit from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department if applicable (PCC 5.10.050)
  • Proof of valid motor vehicle public and personal liability insurance if applicable (PCC 5.10.140)
  • License fees

Pierce County Code Chapter 5
RCW 36.71

Fees

Business License Fees Fee Amount
Peddler
$30.00
Peddler Agency A (1-10 Employees/Agents) $60.00
Peddler Agency B (11-25 Employees/Agents) $120.00
Peddler Agency C (26 - 49 Employees/Agents) $180.00
Peddler Agency D (50 or more Employees/Agents) $240.00

Application



Peddler Application