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Bainbridge Island city endorsement

Requirements and fees

General business license

The City of Bainbridge Island requires a license for all businesses located within city limits, or conducting business within city limits. If you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits, contact the city directly before you apply. 

If you will have more than one business located on a single property, you must complete a separate application for each business. 

Origination fee: $71

Renewal fee: $71 

Nonprofit businesses

If you are a nonprofit business, you may be exempt from city fees. To qualify you must submit a copy of your business’ IRS 501(c) certificate with your application. 

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0 

Home businesses

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Bainbridge Island Municipal Code 18.09.030. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Origination fee: $71

Renewal fee: $71 

Non-resident businesses

If your business is operating within city limits, your license fee is determined by the gross annual income you earn within this city’s limits:

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 $0
Above $2,000 $71

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income License fee
$0 through $2,000 $0
Above $2,000 $71
Businesses exempt from city licensing

Your business may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly.

Average approval time

City approval time not available. Contact the city directly for more information.

Apply for a city license

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business license application fee Variable


Need help?
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a city license endorsement

By mail

Complete the following and mail to:

Business License Application and City and County Addendum

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034