Starting November 29, new businesses in Kirkland will need to apply for their business license through the Washington Business Licensing Service’s (BLS) one-stop online business licensing portal.

Businesses that are currently not licensed and doing business in Kirkland will need to apply for a business license with the City of Kirkland through the State BLS portal starting November 29.

Any business that has a license renewal date after January 1, 2019, will renew their license through the State BLS portal.

If your business receives a renewal notice from the City of Kirkland, you should follow the instructions included on the notice.

There are two ways for businesses to apply or renew:

  1. visit or
  2. renew by mail to the Department of Revenue.

If you have questions about the transition, or the renewal or application process with the State BLS, call 1-800-647-7706 or visit

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