Effective November 21, 2021 until December 31, 2022 the business registration fee and the personnel fees on initial applications are each reduced by 50%. After completing your application and submitting payment you must contact the City Taxes and Licenses Department for eligibility determination. Contact City at 509.625.6070 or email taxesandlicenses@spokanecity.org regarding refund.

Rebate requests must be submitted by 01/15/2023 in order to receive a refund.

Doing Business in Spokane

Congratulations on taking one of the first steps to starting your new business in the City of Spokane! All businesses operating in the City or with the City are required to obtain a City of Spokane Business Registration. SMC 8.01

Depending on the type of business you are engaged in, there may be other required licenses/permits/registrations and taxes.

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page to help you understand our business licensing process.

Doing Business with the City of Spokane

The City of Spokane now offers ACH direct deposit for vendor payments. For details, please call Leonard in Accounts Payable at 509.625.6028

Vendor Forms

Contact Information

Taxes & Licenses
1st Floor City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201


Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.