Business Licenses

Business licenses are obtained after completing a City of Bothell Business License Form (PDF) and returning it with the correct payment amount to the Community Development Department. The Fee Schedule is based upon four factors: number of employees, type of business, occupancy size, and some special classifications.

How to Apply

Review the Fee Schedule above. Download an application and return the completed application with appropriate fee to:
New Business Licenses
City of Bothell Community Development
18415 101st Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011


Allow two weeks for processing. Applications will not be accepted by fax.

Questions on Business Licenses

If you have questions regarding business licensing, or if you have special regulatory license needs, please contact the community development department.


Please view the Business License Fee Schedule, as authorized by Ordinance No. 1197 (12.12.06)


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