Business Licenses

With a few exceptions, individuals and companies operating a business within the Redmond city limits are required to have a business license, along with a Washington State master license.  The exempt businesses are listed on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. 

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Apply for a
Business License

If you discover an unlicensed business, you may report the business by calling 425-556-2193 or email us at and provide the following information:

  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Business phone number
  • Business owner's name
  • Nature of the business
  • Number of employees
  • Other locations where the business may be operating
  • Your contact information (You may choose to remain anonymous; however, under the public disclosure law, any information you provide to us could be released)

The material in this site is intended for general information purposes only.  While it is current at the time of publication, changes to the Redmond Municipal Code (RMC) or state law may invalidate some of this information.  In the event of a conflict between this guide and the RMC, the RMC prevails.  For clarification of your individual circumstances, consult the Redmond Municipal Code (RMC).

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Contact Information:
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Phone: 425-556-2193
Fax: 425-556-2400

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Completed applications may be mailed to the following address:
City of Redmond
Finance Department
PO Box 97010
Redmond, WA 98073-9710

Or you may drop off your application in person during regular office hours.
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
City Hall, 2nd Floor - Effective November 1st, 2012 
Finance Department
15670 NE 85th St.

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