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If you engage in business activity in the city of Everett, regardless of the physical location of your business, you are required to obtain a business license. If you live within Everett city limits and are conducting business out of your residence, you must also comply with the Home Occupation Business regulations.
For more information and links to the applications, see our Business License page.
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You can apply online for a business license on FileLocal.
A City of Everett Business License is not an authorization to conduct business and is for the sole purpose of assigning you a business and occupation tax identification number. The license is merely one requirement to conduct business within the city. The city's issuance of a general business license does not establish that the operation of your business is permitted, authorized, or lawful. You will need to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including but not limited to, zoning, building, and fire regulations. It is the responsibility of the applicant to comply with these codes before conducting business in the City of Everett.
You are advised against investing in equipment or maintaining inventory at your proposed business location until it is determined that your business is a legal use for the property, and that any structure housing the proposed business complies with all applicable codes.