Business License

Contact Information
Tax and License Division
Renton, WA 98057

Business License Requirement

Generally, any business operating in, or engaging in business within the City of Renton limits will be required to obtain a business license.

Businesses may obtain a business license registration at no fee if they meet the following criteria:

  • No physical location in the city limits of Renton

  • No requirement for any other specialized permit or license

  • Annual Renton revenue of less than $2,000

A new license will need to be obtained when an existing business changes ownership, changes name, or changes location in the city.

Registering a business

Prior to applying for a City of Renton business license, businesses must first obtain a Uniform Business Identification number (UBI) from the Washington State Department of Revenue or 1-800-647-7706.

After obtaining a UBI number, apply online or via a hard copy.

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