Business Licenses

Please note: Business license applications will be not taken the week of November 23, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank you for your understand and we apologize for any inconvenience.

The City of Snoqualmie requires a business license and Business & Occupation tax filing for businesses that operate in, engage in, or practice any business in Snoqualmie city limits.

Use FileLocal to: 

  • Apply, renew, and pay for business licenses
  • File and pay for Business & Occupation taxes

Business Licensing



The City of Snoqualmie requires a business license for businesses that operate in, engage in, or practice any business in Snoqualmie city limits. 
Businesses located within Snoqualmie city limits must have a City of Snoqualmie business license. The license must be posted at the place of business. The fee for a Snoqualmie business license is determined by the number of employees working inside Snoqualmie city limits. Use FileLocal to apply or renew.
    Businesses not located within Snoqualmie city limits, but do business in Snoqualmie (such as contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and other vendors), are also required to have a business license.  Any person or business whose annual gross receipts within the City of Snoqualmie are $2,000 or less and who does not maintain a place of businesses in Snoqualmie are eligible for a city business license at no cost. Use FileLocal to apply or renew.
    Business licenses expire each December 31. Fees are not pro-rated or refundable. A license is non-transferable. A new owner requires a new license. 

    Renewal notices for business licenses will be mailed at the end of December each year. Notices are not due until February 1, making January a grace period. 

    Temporary business licenses
     are required for sales during special events, for roadside sales, and some other cases. Door-to-door sales require completion of the temporary business license. In both cases, please submit a temporary business license application and payment to Debbie Kinsman at dkinsman@snoqualmiewa.gov or mail to Debbie Kinsman, City of Snoqualmie, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA  98065.

    Business & Occupation Taxes

    The City of Snoqualmie requires filing and payment of Business & Occupation Taxes from all businesses that operate in, engage in, or practice any business in Snoqualmie city limits.

    • File and pay for Business & Occupation taxes using FileLocal.
    The filing schedules is as follows: 

    • 1st Quarter (January-March): Filing and payment due by April 30
    • 2nd Quarter (April-June): Filing and payment due by July 31
    • 3rd Quarter (July-September): Filing and payment due by October 31
    • 4th Quarter (October-December): Filing and payment due by January 31


    Requests for B&O Tax Deferment Due to COVID-19



    We recognize the financial challenges local businesses are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis, earlier state shutdown, and current Phase 1 restrictions. If your business has been impacted, the city will temporarily defer or extend payment for B&O taxes while you work toward financial stability.

    If the viability of your business would benefit from this, please contact Debbie Kinsman at dkinsman@snoqualmiewa.gov or call her at 425-766-2231 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.


    Questions?



    Debbie Kinsman
    dkinsman@snoqualmiewa.gov 
    425-766-2231
    Hours:

    Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon

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