Business License

2016 business license renewal forms and 2015 Business & Occupation (B&O) Tax forms will be mailed in early January 2016.

2016 Business License Application
2016 Nonprofit Business License Application
2015 Business and Occupation Tax Form
 
 
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The City of Bainbridge Island requires that businesses (including nonprofit organizations) working on or soliciting business on Bainbridge Island have a city business license.  Our form is pretty straightforward – the only “extra” information we require being a UBI # (unified business identifier) that one receives when applying for a Washington State Business License.  You can complete the State Business License form entirely online and the UBI# will be emailed to you.

http://bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx

Once we have received a completed City of Bainbridge Island Business License application, it takes 5-10 business days for us to process it and mail out a business license.  That license is good until the end of the year and at the beginning of 2017 the city will initiate contact with everyone holding a city business license to renew it.  Unless your business is a nonprofit organization, the fee to initially obtain a license is $65 and the annual renewal of the license is $65.  

The city does have a Business and Occupation (B&O) tax.   All businesses are subject to the tax but only those with gross revenue over $150,000 (earned on Bainbridge Island) are required to pay.  B&O tax forms are mailed with license renewal documents at the beginning of the year.  Nonprofit businesses pay no license application or license renewal fees but are still subject to applicable B&O taxes.


Short-Term Home Rental Information     
City of Bainbridge Island Business License FAQs                   
Fee Schedule a/o June 29, 2016  
Utility Tax Form
Commercial Parking Tax

Please contact the Finance and Administrative Services Department with any questions about licensing requirements for doing business on Bainbridge Island 206-780-8668.