All entities engaged in business within the Redmond City limits, including those physically located in commercial or in-home locations inside the City limits, those coming inside City limits to perform work, and those who earn money without a physical presence by providing services, such as telecommunications, must obtain a City of Redmond general business license. Washington State Law provides a model definition for “engaging in business” in order to create consistency amongst all Washington State cities who enforce a business licensing program. The complete definition can be found at Redmond Municipal Code 5.04.030.
Businesses Located Outside of Redmond
If your place of business is not located within the City limits, but you or your agents will be physically coming into the City limits to conduct business or to call on clients, you will need a Non-Resident Redmond business license. In addition, those who earn money without physical presence, by providing services such as telecommunications or by receiving rents, need to obtain a Non-Resident Redmond business license.
Washington State Law also requires an established minimum sales/revenue threshold for those coming into the City to conduct business. If your business is located outside of Redmond AND you will gross less than $2,000.00 in Redmond, applying for a Non-Resident Redmond business license is still required but will be exempt from the licensing fee.