Obtaining Your City of Edmonds Business License
The City Clerk's Office welcomes you to the Edmonds business community. We are your first stop in obtaining your business license, and we value your business affiliation.
City of Edmonds business licenses are valid from January 1st to December 31st and must be renewed each calendar year. Commercial and Home Occupation renewals are $50 until February 1st, then late fees will be accrued. Non-Resident's reapply each year and are $50.
You may print general license information and applications, or get them in the City Clerk's Office. We are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays to help you through the licensing process.
Edmonds City Code, Chapter 4.72.020, requires that you obtain your business license before starting operation of your business. Every effort is made to complete processing of your application within 15 days of the day received. To avoid processing delays, please complete all required applications in full and attach required submittals. Reviewing departments need complete information to evaluate your application.
Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District(also known as Edmonds Downtown Alliance or Ed!)
Businesses located within the Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District, also known as the Edmonds Downtown Alliance, are required to pay a quarterly assessment. If you plan to open a new business within the Edmonds downtown area, please contact the City Clerk's Office or Development Services Department before you apply for your business license to obtain further information or visit the Edmonds Downtown Alliance website.
Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR)
You will also need to acquire your Washington State Department of Revenue Tax ID Number (UBI Number). You may also contact the local office of the DOR at 425-984-6400.
Business License Fees
|New business license for commercial business:||$125|
|New business license for a home occupation business:||$100|
|Non-resident business license (business located out of the city):||$ 50|
|Annual renewal of any of the above business licenses:||$ 50|
Business License Applications
In addition to the Commercial Business License Application , the following application materials are required:
- Floor Plan: Attached is an instruction sheet prepared by the Building Division.
- Copy of the Internal Revenue Service documentation granting non-profit status.
1. Acupuncture: Copy of the Washington State Acupuncturist License.
2. Adult Family Home: Copy of the Washington State Adult Family Home License.
3. Child Day Care: Copy of the Washington State Child Day Care License.
4. Massage Therapist: Copy of the Washington State Massage Practitioner License.
Washington State Tax ID Number (UBI NUMBER) Exemption
1. Copy of the Washington State Department of Revenue documentation granting exemption status.
Non-Resident Business License Application
If you have any questions concerning the requirements listed in the following materials you may contact the individual departments directly for assistance. See below for more information.