Business License

A City of Everett business license is required for all persons engaging in business within the city limits of Everett.  If you do business in Everett, you must have a current Everett business license and file B&O tax returns

Before Submitting a City of Everett Business License Application

Before submitting a City of Everett business license application, you must first obtain a Washington business license or Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number. Visit the state's Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

For step-by-step instructions to start your business in Washington State, go to Access Washington, the State of Washington's online headquarters for business information.

City of Everett Business License Application 

For applicants inside the city limits of Everett, click here for an application.
For applicants outside the city limits of Everett, click here for an application. 
For applicants conducting business on a temporary basis, click here to fill out an application. 
For Tax Preparer Authorization, please click here. 
To apply online, please visit FileLocal.

For 2018, the cost to obtain a new business license is:
          $80.00   Starting business in Everett between January 1 through June 30
          $40.00   Starting business in Everett between July 1 through December 31

Business licenses expire on December 31 and must be renewed each year. The fee to renew is subject to change. Renewal information will be included with the tax form mailed to you in December. 

Renewals are due with 4th Quarter tax forms.  Please provide payment for taxes and license fee renewals with one check. Renewal fees will be noted on your tax form.  For businesses with more than one location inside the city limits of Everett, the renewal fees for all locations will be noted on your primary reporting location form. 

If you live within the city limits of Everett and plan to conduct business out of your residence, you must also complete the Home Occupation Permit when you submit your business license application.  
For additional information about business licensing, click here.