What entities are exempt from business licensing requirements?

The following list summarizes the entities that are exempt from licensing requirements. Complete details can be found at Redmond Municipal Code 5.04.130.

  • Governmental entities
  • Farmer, gardener, or other person who sells, delivers or peddles any farm produce generated by such person in the state
  • Residential rental or leasing of four or less units at any one location within the City
  • Insurance producer who represents companies or sells insurance to the public and is properly licensed by the state
  • Newspaper carriers under the age of 18
  • Any person, business, enterprise, firm or corporation which is exempt from licensing or taxing under state or federal law
  • Community special events that are sponsored by the City and are open to the public without admission fees
  • A seller located outside the City merely delivering goods into the City by means of a common carrier

All nonprofit businesses are required to obtain a business license. Those providing proof of their IRS 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Status will be exempt from the licensing fee.

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1. Can I renew my license before December 31, for the following year?
2. What types of businesses need to have a business license?
3. When there are no employees actually working in the City, how is the fee determined?
4. What if my business is located outside of Redmond?
5. What is a home based business?
6. What entities are exempt from business licensing requirements?
7. How soon will I get my license?
8. How long is the license in effect?
9. Can I assume the former owner's license?
10. Who can help me confirm the zoning requirements applicable to the location of my business?
11. What happens if I move my business to a new location?
12. What happens if I add another location within the Redmond City limits?
13. How do businesses determine the license fee?
14. What are the funds collected from Business Licensing used for?
15. When is a business license denied?
16. Does the City of Redmond charge quarterly taxes on incomes?
17. What are miscellaneous business licenses?
18. What if I'm not able to use the online system?
19. Where are the State Business Licensing Service physical locations if I wanted to process in person?
20. I have additional general business licensing questions, where can I find more information?