A business license and filing of business and occupations taxes are required of all businesses and vendors who operate or engage in business within the city limits of North Bend (NBMC 5.04). This includes home occupations, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
The city partners with the Washington State Business Licensing Service to issue city business licenses. This combined licensing system allows the business owner to meet the local and state requirements with one transaction. A city license will be added to your State Master Business License as an addendum. City business licenses are renewed annually.
There are three ways to file the Business License Application and the city business license addendum:
File online, using your credit card. You can contact BLS at 360-705-6741. Filing online is the fastest method to apply because your application does not require mail delivery or the information to be inputted manually, which can save you a week or two in the registration process.
Home-based businesses/home occupations must comply with the Special Rules for Home Occupation (PDF). By submitting a business license application for a home based business/home occupation, you are affirming that your business is in conformance to the Special Rules for Home Occupations.
NBMC 5.16 requires all peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants to obtain a Solicitors License with the city. Please contact City Hall for more information.