What entities are exempt from business licensing requirements?
  • Governmental entities
  • Farmers, gardeners, or other persons who sell and deliver self-grown produce
  • Residential rental or leasing of four or less units
  • Insurers or their agents who represent their own brand of insurance
  • Newspaper carriers under the age of 18
  • Businesses exempt by state or federal law

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 license fee.

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1. What types of businesses need to have a business license?
2. What entities are exempt from business licensing requirements?
3. How long is the license in effect?
4. Can I assume the former owner's license?
5. How soon will I get my license?
6. What happens if I move my business to a new location?
7. What happens if I add another location within the Redmond City limits?
8. What are the funds collected from Business Licensing used for?
9. When is a business license denied?
10. How do outside contractors and consultants determine the license fee?
11. When there are no employees actually working in the City, as is the case with telecommunications providers, how is the fee determined?
12. Does the City of Redmond charge quarterly taxes on incomes?
13. What if my business is located outside of Redmond?
14. Who can help me confirm the zoning requirements applicable to the location of my business?
15. What is a home based business?
16. What are miscellaneous businesses?
17. What if I'm not able to use the online system?