City of Redmond Business License Update

A Message from the City
Business Licensing

City of Redmond
Business License Update

We are pleased to announce that the City of Redmond has partnered with the Washington State Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service (BLS). Effective March 18, 2021, BLS will process the City of Redmond’s business licenses and renewals.

Registering with the City of Redmond through the Business Licensing Service

Our partnership with BLS will allow you “one-stop shopping” when maintaining or renewing many of your state and city licenses. New or expanding businesses will be able to apply for their city license online along with other state and local licenses that partner with BLS. We are sure you will value the savings in travel time, wait time, and bookkeeping costs that this service represents.

What do I have to do?

Right now, you do not have to take any action. About six weeks before your current City of Redmond license expiration date (12/31/2021), the Business Licensing Service will send you a license renewal letter with instructions on how to renew your City of Redmond business license. You may use E-check or credit card to make payment for online transactions. If you prefer to renew your license by mail using the BLS renewal form, please do so in plenty of time to reach BLS before the expiration date and include a check made out to Department of Revenue for the appropriate amount. If the renewal is received after the expiration date, a late filing fee will be assessed.

What fees will I have to pay?

For renewals, you will still pay the City of Redmond license fee. The first BLS renewal may be prorated for less than a year in order to change your current City license expiration date to match with the expiration date BLS already has for your business in their system. If the renewal is prorated for less than a full year, you probably will not see other fees on this renewal. However, if your renewal is for 12 or more months, it will also show a $10 renewal processing fee. This fee helps cover BLS processing costs, as well as the printing and mailing of renewals and licenses.

If you have questions

For more information, go to or call BLS at 360-705-6741.

City of Redmond is also available and happy to help if you have any concerns or issues with the transition. Please contact us at 425-556-2193 or