How soon will I get my license?

General business licenses typically take 14-21 days from application submittal to license issuance provided all state licensing is in place. Review of the license application takes place by multiple City departments to ensure accuracy, compliance with zoning and other municipal codes, and all other requirements are met for the business activity to take place at the specific location. Licenses will be sent to you upon final approval by the Washington State Business Licensing Service (BLS), not the City of Redmond.

In most cases, Non-Resident Redmond Business Licenses (those coming into the City from outside of the City limits to engage in business) are approved in less time as the review process is not as extensive. If you have applied for a business license but have yet to receive it and need to pull a permit, in which a current business license is required, you can print/provide proof of your application confirmation from the Washington State Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service (BLS) website and we will then be able to proceed with Development Services for the permit.

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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?