Home-Based Business License

Contact Information
Tax & License Division
Renton, WA 98057

The Home Based Business License application includes detailed information and instructions regarding home based businesses.

Apartment dwellers must have written permission from the landlord to conduct business out of the apartment at the time of application. Section 4-9-090 of the Renton Municipal Code establishes the parameters for businesses operating in residential areas. The Zoning Administrator will verify compliance with the code prior to issuance of a Home Based Business License.

Annual Registration Fee

The business license registration fee is due at the time of application, and during each subsequent renewal.

  • 1/1/2017 - present: $150
  • 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016: $110

Business starting operations in Renton after July 1, will pay a prorated license fee of $75.

Please complete the application to apply for your license. Applications can be delivered to Renton City Hall or mailed to:

City of Renton
Tax & License
1055 S Grady Way 
Renton, WA 98057

Approval Process

All applications with a physical location in the City limits of Renton are sent to the Renton Regional Fire Authority and the Building/Zoning Department to determine compliance with zoning laws and fire endorsements for the specific business location. Once approved for zoning, the Fire Prevention Department reviews for approval. Once the application has been approved by all departments the Tax and License Division will print and mail out the Business License. This process may take up to two weeks.

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