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Burlington city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Burlington 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.

License fee is determined by the gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

Origination fee:

Reported gross income License Fee
$0 through $19,999 $50
$19,999 through $99,999 $75
$99,999  or more $100

Renewal fee:

Reported gross income License Fee
$0 through $19,999 $50
$19,999 through $99,999 $75
$99,999  or more $100
Home businesses
Variable

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Burlington Municipal Code 17.45.080. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Origination fee:

Reported gross income License Fee
$0 through $19,999 $50
$19,999 through $99,999 $75
$99,999  or more $100

Renewal fee:

Reported gross income License Fee
$0 through $19,999 $50
$19,999 through $99,999 $75
$99,999  or more $100
Non-resident businesses
Variable

If your business is physically located outside city limits, but conducts business within city limits, your license fee is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

Origination fee:

Reported gross income License fee
$0 through $2,000 $0
$2,001 through $19,999 $50
$19,999 through $99,999 $75
$99,999  or more $100

Renewal fee:

Reported gross income License fee
$0 through $2,000 $0
$2,001 through $19,999 $50
$19,999 through $99,999 $75
$99,999  or more $100
Businesses exempt from city licensing

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

Apply for a city license

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

Online

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 Addendum

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