Business Licensing

Important Notice:

The City of Redmond is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Washington State Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service (BLS) effective March 18, 2021, for administration of City of Redmond General Business Licensing. 

Our partnership with the BLS will allow you "one-stop shopping" when applying, maintaining or renewing many of your state and city licenses, saving you time and costs. If your business was licensed in Redmond in 2021 and your license expiration date was 12/31/2021, your 2022 renewal will be prorated and aligned with your State anniversary/expiration date making it easier to plan and renew everything at once moving forward. More information can be found under the "Apply or Renew" and "FAQs" tabs below. At this time all new and renewal license applications must be submitted through the BLS system.

The 2022 annual license fee for the City of Redmond is $122.00 per full-time equivalent employee (1,920 hours worked in the City of Redmond).

  1. Business Licensing
  2. Apply or Renew
  3. FAQs

A business license is required to engage in business in the City of Redmond whether you are located within Redmond, or simply conducting business in Redmond. To determine if your business is located within the Redmond City limits, view our interactive map and search by your address, or see a PDF street map of Redmond instead.

If your place of business is not located within the city limits, but you or your agents will be physically coming into the city to conduct business, call on clients, or provide services, you will also need a Redmond business license. If you are not sure whether your business requires a license, a list of exempt businesses is provided in the FAQs tab.

For complete details on requirements and other information please feel free to contact us or visit the Redmond Municipal Code Chapter 5.04 - General Business Regulations.