Business Licenses

Bothell Moving to State Business Licensing Program
Come Spring

In accordance with HB 2005/RCW 19.02, City of Bothell will begin partnering with Washington State Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS) to issue and renew Bothell business licenses. This change is anticipated to take place spring of 2022 and will impact the time of year businesses renew licenses as well as business license fees. See Agenda Bill 21-137 (pages 33-42) for details. For questions, please contact Economic Development Manager, Jeanie Ashe.

Fee Schedule

Please review the Business License Fee Schedule. The Fee Schedule is based upon number of employees. 

How to Apply 

Download a City of Bothell Business License Application and return the completed form with appropriate fee to:

New Business Licenses
City of Bothell Community Development
18415 101st Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Due to Covid-19, City Hall remains closed and staff continue to work remotely. To expedite the licensing process, you can  email a completed license application to and call Community Development at (425) 806-6400 to pay the appropriate fee by phone. Applications will not be accepted by fax.


Regular processing takes approximately 2 weeks.

Questions about Business Licenses

If you have questions about new business licensing or if you have special regulatory license needs, please contact us at (425) 806-6400 or by email at


Your license period will run from July 1 to June 30. You will receive renewal by mail in June. Please visit our business license renewal page.