Manufacturer's special sales permit

Learn how to apply for a manufacturer's special sales permit, including applications, training information, and recordkeeping requirements.

Who can apply for a manufacturer's special sales permit

You may apply for a one-time manufacturer's special sales permit if:

  • You want to sell authorized gambling equipment. Learn what is defined as gambling equipment (
  • Gross sales from authorized gambling equipment will be less than $25,000 during your permit year
  • You will not have an ongoing vendor/customer relationship after the sale or installation of the gambling equipment.

You may be assessed additional fees after an estimate of the permit investigation costs have been established.

Manufacturer's special sales permittees must comply with all rules, including those for manufacturers.

When to apply for a manufacturer's license instead of the permit

You will need a manufacturer's license if you:

  • Fail to meet the requirements of a special sales permit
  • Want a renewable, annual license.

Learn more about the licensing requirements for commercial businesses.

About manufacturing's special sales permits

How to apply

In addition to all the materials outlined in our licensing process, the complete application includes:

For an example, see model for Manufacturer - Special Sales Permit (PDF 1.35 MB)

If applying by mail

If you're applying by mail, make sure you use the correct address based on the carrier you're using.

For US Mail (No UPS or FedEx)

Washington State Gambling Commission
PO Box 42400
Olympia WA 98504-2400

For UPS, FedEx, and overnight packages

Washington State Gambling Commission
4565 7th Avenue SE
Lacey WA 98503

Required training

After we grant your permit, you have 30 days to complete your required training:

Required recordkeeping

You must:

  • Keep records to provide in case we audit your business
  • Complete the records within 15 days of the last day of each month, every month.

Retaining your records

You must retain the records for 3 years from the end of your fiscal year.

    Renewing your permit

    The manufacturer's special sales permit will be issued for one year and is not renewable.

    Reporting changes to your permit

    There are certain changes you must tell us about. Learn how to report changes to your permit.