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Secondhand Dealers


Secondhand dealer means every person engaged, in whole or in part, in the business of buying, selling, trading, or otherwise transferring for value secondhand property whether or not the person or entity maintains a permanent or fixed place of business. Secondhand dealer also includes persons or entities conducting business more than three times per year at flea markets or swap meets.

Pierce County Code Chapter 5


Secondhand dealers must fill out an application and pass a background check. These licenses are annual licenses and must be renewed upon expiration. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail.

First time applicants must obtain a development permit from Pierce County Planning and Land Services. For more information please contact PALS at (253) 798-3739 or review Pierce County Code 2.05.040. Information on their fees can be found here.

Secondhand Sale Reporting Requirements

RCW 19.60


Business License Fees  
Secondhand Dealer  $120.00


Application for a NEW Secondhand Dealer License

Application to RENEW a Secondhand Dealer License

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Tacoma, WA 98409
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