Business Licenses

12/28/2020 update: Business license renewal notices were recently mailed. We ask for your patience as mail delivery may be slower during the holidays. You may use the FileLocal tax portal to renew your business license, file tax returns, and make tax payments.


A City of Everett business license is required for all persons engaging in business within the city limits of Everett. If you do business in Everett, you must have a current Everett business license and file Business and Occupation taxes.


  1. Starting a Business
  2. New Business Licenses
  3. Business License Renewal
  4. Regulatory Licenses 
  5. Temporary Business License
  6. No-Fee Business Registration

First steps to starting a business in Everett:

Are you thinking of starting a business?

Have you already started a new business, but haven’t registered with the Department of Revenue?

  • Your first step is to create a business structure and register with the Washington State Department of Revenue where you will obtain your Uniform Business Identifier, or commonly called a UBI number.

Do you already have your UBI number and are ready to begin business in Everett?

  • Visit New Business Licenses above to find out about costs, how to file for an Everett license online and next steps.