General business licenses typically take 10-14 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 to print/provide proof of your application confirmation from the Washington State Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service (BLS) website and will be able to proceed with Development Services for the permit.