Adult Businesses & Employees


Adult business means any establishment or premises which has at least 25% of its trade in the display, barter, rental, or sale of a medium which meets the criteria of adult entertainment.

Employee means any and all persons who work in or at or render any services directly related to the operation of an adult business.


Any individual or business in unincorporated Snohomish County meeting the definition must obtain an adult business or adult business employee license prior to offering adult entertainment. These licenses are annual licenses and must be renewed yearly.


Adult Business

Requirement Fee
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License Fee


Requirement Fee
Criminal Background Check (Per Applicant)
Fingerprint Fee $17
License Fee $115