Class 16 - Spa/Salon Permit

What is the purpose of this permit?
To allow spas and salons who meet the requirements of having certain specific services to serve one glass of wine (no more than 6 oz glass), or one glass of beer (no more than 12 oz) to a client who is having more than one hour worth of services.
Who issues this permit?
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
What activities require this permit?
Serving alcohol at a salon or spa
How much will this permit cost?
$125.00 to apply and $125.00 annually expiring 6/30.
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Application for Class 16 Permit' is online and can be accessed at
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Yes, fees, and a "day spa acknowledgement form" found here:
Is the decision on my permit dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
Possible follow up questions from agency.
How long will it take to review my application?
Please give us 7 to 10 business days to approve your permit.
Where do I submit my application?

Submit application to address on the top of application.

    Licensing & Regulation Division
    PO BOX 43085
    Olympia, WA 98504-3085

How long is my permit valid?
Good until the following June 30th after your permits gets issued, and then you will need to renew for the following year every June 30th.
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here:

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 11
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 77

(Summary results based on 108 submittals in 2023)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL:
Helpdesk phone: (360) 664-1600
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 664-1616
Subject matter expert email:
Statewide Contact:
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
1025 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Telephone: (360) 664-1600
* Permit information last updated 6/20/2023