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.
Businesses located outside North Bend city limits, see municipal code for exemptions to licensing requirements: Business Licensing Ordinance 1670
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:
You will receive your business license about four to six weeks after submitting your application.
Business & Occupation Tax
All businesses must file a business and occupation tax form. Taxes are reported on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on the total gross receipts. For more detailed information, please refer to the flyer What You Should Know about Business and Occupation Taxes (PDF).
Certain businesses may also be subject to a Square Footage B&O tax. Additional information regarding this tax classification is provided in the Square Footage B&O Tax Information flyer (PDF).