How long is the license in effect?

All businesses with an active license obtained prior to March 18, 2021 (when the partnership with the Washington State Business Licensing Service (BLS) takes effect) are valid through December 31st, 2021. Those businesses will receive their next City of Redmond renewal notice from the BLS in mid-November, at which time it may be prorated to align your future renewal dates to your existing anniversary/expiration date with the State.

If you obtain your license after March 18, 2021, proration will happen automatically at that time and will be noted on the renewal that is occurring, to align your future renewal dates to your existing anniversary/expiration date with the State.

Once your City of Redmond General Business License is aligned with your State anniversary/expiration date, your Redmond license is valid for one year and requires annual renewals.

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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. What if my business is located outside of Redmond?
4. What is a home based business?
5. What entities are exempt from business licensing requirements?
6. How soon will I get my license?
7. How long is the license in effect?
8. Can I assume the former owner's license?
9. Who can help me confirm the zoning requirements applicable to the location of my business?
10. What happens if I move my business to a new location?
11. What happens if I add another location within the Redmond City limits?
12. How do businesses determine the license fee?
13. What are the funds collected from Business Licensing used for?
14. When is a business license denied?
15. When there are no employees actually working in the City, as is the case with telecommunications providers, how is the fee determined?
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?