Jessica Fisher

Local Licenses is Going Paperless

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:16 p.m.

Local Licenses is Going Paperless

Updated June 5, 2019

The City of Spokane is changing the process for exam applications and renewals of local licenses like gas, heating mechanic and boiler operator. Issued license numbers will no longer change from year to year. License numbers will stay the same even when additional certifications are added.

At the end of the year the process will become paperless and mailings about renewals will be sent via email. It is crucial to keep your email address up to date since mail renewals will no longer be sent.

Customers will be able to lie in their comfortable bed as they renew their license, pay, change contact information, apply for new certification examinations and print their updated license all online. We’re excited to be providing a convenient process for our customers.

There will be three ways to renew your license.

The first option is to come to City Hall’s 3rd Floor and renew your licenses in person. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, cash or check and receive your printed license.

Second, customers can do everything online by following these steps.

  • Step 1: Apply for an online account.
  • Step 2: Click on the Licenses tab and “Apply for” or “Renew a License”.
  • Step 3: For renewals enter your 2016 license number when prompted.
  • Step 4: Verify that your license is correct and then proceed through the application.
  • Step 5: Pay for your license.
  • Step 6: Print your license. The license card should be carried with you when working.

The last option is to renew and update your license online then pay and pick up your card at City Hall. This is a great alternative for people who do not have a credit/debit card or the ability to print their license from home.

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