Licensing Requirements

Before the City of Bothell can issue a permit, we require the contractor to have, or apply for, a City of Bothell business license. To apply for a City of Bothell business license, a Business License Application Form (PDF) may be completed and accepted (with associated fees) at the Community Development Department located at 18415 101st Avenue North East.  Please contact Community Development at 425-806-6400 with any questions regarding new business licenses.

View the General Contractors State License (PDF). In addition to obtaining a City of Bothell business license, the contractor must provide the City of Bothell Community Development Department with a notarized copy (a statement and seal by a notary that verifying the copy is a true and correct copy of the original) of their current general contractors state license, or the contractor may bring in their original state contractors license and the city can make a copy from the original at the Community Development Department.

Owner Exempt from License Requirements

When the scope of work being permitted is to be done by only the property owner without the use of a contractor, no licenses are required to be obtained.