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An Adult Entertainer Dancer is a person who dances or otherwise performs for or at an erotic dance studio and seeks to arouse or excite the patrons' sexual desires.

An Adult Entertainer Manager is any person who manages, directs, administers, or is in charge of the affairs and/or conduct of any portion of any activity at an erotic dance studio.

An Erotic dance studio is a fixed place of business which emphasizes and seeks, through one or more dancers, to arouse or excite the patrons' sexual desires.


Any individual or business in unincorporated Pierce County meeting the above definitions must obtain a license from the Pierce County Auditor’s Office. These licenses are annual licenses and must be renewed upon expiration.

Applicants for a Dancer or Manager License must appear in person with two pieces of ID, such as: Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, Naturalization, Passport, Military ID, or State ID Card. Applicants will also need four (4) face forward photos. Photos can be taken at our office. Applicants must pass a background check.

First time Establishment applications should review our checklist and contact our office for any questions regarding the application.

Pierce County Code Chapter 5


Business License Fees  
Erotic Dance Studio $800.00
Adult Entertainer Manager (no personal checks) $100.00
Adult Entertainer (no personal checks)
Adult Entertainer / Manager Duplicate License $30.00


Adult Entertainment Dancer/Manager

Erotic Dance Studio

Corporation Appendix

Partnership Appendix

Sole Proprietorship Appendix

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Auditor's Office

2401 S. 35th St.
Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98409
Map to Auditor's Office

Email us

(253) 798-7445


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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