Business Licensing

To apply for a business license, visit the State of Washington Business Licensing Service website.

Partnership With BLS
We are pleased to announce that the City of Liberty Lake has partnered with the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service (BLS). This partnership became effective October 13, 2008. View the City Ordinance.

Our partnership with BLS allows you one-stop shopping when maintaining or renewing many of your state and city licenses. In addition to filing on paper, you have the option to renew your city license online. New or expanding businesses also can apply for their city license online along with other state and local licenses that are in the system.

License Renewal
Six weeks before your current license expiration date, the Business Licensing Service will send you a license renewal form to renew your City of Liberty Lake business license. Follow the instructions on the renewal notice.

If you are eligible to file your renewal online, the form will provide you a web address and password. You can use a credit card or echeck to make payment for online transactions. If you prefer to mail the paper renewal form, please do so in plenty of time to reach BLS before the expiration date, and include a check for the appropriate amount. If the renewal is received after the expiration date, a late filing fee will be assessed.

Renewal Fees
Your renewal form will list the City of Liberty Lake license fee.

This first BLS renewal may be prorated for less than a year in order to change your current city license expiration date to match with the expiration date BLS already has for your business in their system. If the renewal is prorated for less than a full year, you probably will not see other fees on this renewal.

However, if your renewal is for 12 or more months, it will also show a $9 renewal processing fee. The City of Liberty Lake has lowered the general business license fee from $35 to $26 to help compensate for the $9 state renewal processing fee.