Mountlake Terrace city requirements and fees
License fee is determine by number of employees (FTEs) who work within the city limits of Mountlake Terrace.
Method for calculating FTEs:
Add up all the hours worked in a year by all employees (both full time and part time); who work in the city limits of Mountlake Terrace, and divide by 2080.
Full-time equivalent (FTE) employee fee calculation
|Total number of employees||License fee|
|0 through 10||$100|
|11 through 20||$170|
|21 through 50||$335|
The license for a business operating in this city, but based outside this city, is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:
|Reported gross income||License fee|
|$0 through $12,000||$0|
Home businesses - $205
If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code 19.120.230. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.
Nonprofit businesses - $0
Businesses qualify for the nonprofit endorsement if they are registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a nonprofit corporation or by submitting a copy of their 501(c) tax exemption letter issued by the IRS.
Landlords that offer residential rental units, home rentals, duplexes, apartments, and accessory dwelling units (ADU will have an additional permit with the city). When a landlord registers for a business license only the rental business office location is required to be licensed. The number of rental units is counted citywide. For more information, see Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code 15.45, or contact the city directly.
License fee: $40
Rental unit fee: $1.50 per unit