Business Licenses

Fee schedule

Please review the Business License Fee Schedule
The Fee Schedule is based upon four factors:
  • Number of employees
  • Type of business
  • Occupancy size and
  • Some special classifications

How to apply

Download a City of Bothell Business License Application and return the completed form with appropriate fee to:

New Business Licenses
City of Bothell Community Development
18415 101st Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Due to Covid-19, City Hall remains closed and staff continue to work remotely.  To expedite the licensing process, you can  email a completed license application to and call Community Development at (425) 806-6400 to pay the appropriate fee by phone.

Applications will not be accepted by fax. 


Regular processing takes approximately 2 weeks. 

Questions about business licenses

If you have questions about new business licensing or if you have special regulatory license needs, please contact us at (425) 806-6400 or by email at


Your license period will run from July 1 to June 30. You will receive a renewal by mail in June. Please visit our business license renewal page.