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. To view the City Ordinance, Click Here.
What are the benefits of an BLS Partnership?
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.
What do I have to do?
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.
What fees will I have to pay?
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 $35.00 to $26.00 to help compensate for the $9.00 State renewal processing fee.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
You may contact Ann Swenson, CMC, City Clerk (509) 755-6729, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Solicitor's Licenses and Peddler's Licenses
This time of year solicitors and peddlers head out to go door-to-door. In the City of Liberty Lake all peddlers and solicitors are required to obtain a license before they can solicit.
How do I know if they are licensed?
When a solicitor or peddler comes to your door they must be wearing a City issued ID card. The ID card will include the City logo (in color) and a staff signature. If you do not see an ID card or if you are told that it's with the "boss" please call City Hall at 755-6700 M-F; or the Liberty Lake Police Department cell phone at 218-4899 after five and on the weekends.
- October 1 thru April 30 - between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day
- May 1 thru September 20 – between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. any day
How does someone get a solicitor/peddler license?
In order to get a license, each individual solicitor/peddler must first complete an application and undergo a background check by the Police Chief. Applications and background checks for soliciting/peddling can be printed out on-line or picked up at City Call at 22710 E. Country Vista Dr. The application process takes approximately 5 to 7 business days.