The City of Kirkland is now partnering with the State of Washington Business Licensing Service.
You may obtain information about any business licensed by the City of Kirkland by accessing the
Washington State Department of Revenue website.
You will need to know the business name or address to search this database.
If you would like to report an unlicensed Kirkland business, please visit the OurKirkland portal
Business License Ordinance(PDF, 117KB) | Short Term Rentals
Business License Requirement
The City is pleased that you have chosen Kirkland as the place to operate your business. The State of Washington and Kirkland Licensing Division are available to assist you with your business license application. A city business license is required prior to opening a business.
As the City of Kirkland has partnered with the Washington State Department of Revenue, Business License Service (BLS), you can now apply for your State and City licenses at the same time.
Apply For Your Business License
Business license fees help pay for services that businesses need including those provided through the City’s Economic Development Program. To learn more about why the City collects a business tax, what services are supported by the tax and how Kirkland compares to other cities, read the “License Fee Supports Business Services” handout. City of Kirkland Business License Fee(PDF, 397KB)