How do businesses determine the license fee?

For new applications, estimate the maximum number of employee hours expected to be worked in the City of Redmond during the upcoming year. Once there is an established year of history in Redmond, the hours and resulting fee should be calculated based on the sum of the four quarterly reports submitted to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) for the previous year.

Businesses that did not file quarterly reports with L&I must determine the number of hours worked within the City and demonstrate, if required, to the satisfaction of the City, that the number of employee hours worked inside the City is correct.

The 2023 minimum license fee is $132.00, which covers up to 1,920 hours worked in the City.

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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?