General Business License

Contact Information
Tax & License Division
Renton, WA 98057

The general business license is required for every person engaging in business within the City of Renton. This license is for businesses located either inside the City or outside the city.

Annual Registration Fee

The business license registration fee is due at the time of application, and during each subsequent renewal.

  • 1/1/2017 - present: $150
  • 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016: $110

Business starting operations in Renton after July 1, will pay a prorated license fee of $75.

Please complete the application to apply for your license. Applications can be delivered or mailed to Renton City Hall or mailed to:

City of Renton
Tax & License
1055 S Grady Way 
Renton, WA 98057

License applications can be submitted online through www.filelocal-wa.gov

Paper filings must include payment as payment cannot be made over the phone. 

Approval Process

All applications with a physical location in the City limits of Renton are sent to the Renton Regional Fire Authority and the Building/Zoning Department to determine compliance with zoning laws and fire endorsements for the specific business location. Once approved for zoning, the Fire Prevention Department reviews for approval. Once the application has been approved by all departments the Tax and License Division will print and mail out the Business License. This process may take up to two weeks.

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