Licenses & Taxes



City of Kirkland Business License

Business License Information
Business License Questions: 425-587-3140

After procuring a State of Washington Master Business License, business owners may apply for a City of Kirkland License as follows:
City of Kirkland Business License Fees

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  • Business license fees for the City of Kirkland are comprised of the following:
    1. $100 Base Fee
    2. $100 per Full Time Employee or “Full Time Employee Equivalent

Business that receive less than $12,000 in annual gross revenue are exempt from the Full Time Employee Fee but are still required to pay a $50 base fee.

  • Business owners must submit their completed applications, along with the appropriate fee, either in person or via mail to:

    Business License Division
    Kirkland City Hall
    123 5th Avenue
    Kirkland, WA 98033

    (There is no option for online submission of the City of Kirkland Business License Application at this time.)

City of Kirkland B&O Tax

Utility companies are the only businesses that are subject to any type of business and occupation tax by The City of Kirkland. Limited information is provided by the City of Kirkland about that tax.