Requirements and fees
The city of Kirkland 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.
For more information on short-term and long-term rentals, see Kirkland Municipal Code 7.02 or contact the city directly.
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) 3 certificate with your application.
Businesses may be exempt from the city licensing fee if they comply with Kirkland Municipal Code 7.02.120.
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:
|Reported gross annual income||License fee|
|$0 through $2,000||$0|
|Above $2,000 through $12,000||$50|
|Above $12,000 + 1 or more employee(s)||Variable fee|
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 fee|
Complete the following and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034