Landlord License

Requirements for Landlords


Anyone renting or leasing real property inside Bremerton city limits is required to obtain a general business license, as provided in Bremerton Municipal Code (BMC) 3.48.025 by filling out a Landlord Business License Application (PDF). A Landlord License fee is $75. Not sure if you live in the city of Bremerton? Visit Kitsap County's Parcel Search to determine if you live within city limits.

Landlord Notification Program

Additionally, BMC 5.06 (effective January 1, 2014) requires landlords to provide the city with a complete listing of all rental properties inside Bremerton city limits. The list along with and an email address or other acceptable method of contact must be provided to the Bremerton Police Department for participation in the Landlord Notification Program (PDF).

Landlord Tenant Act Compliance

Landlords must also sign a declaration that all dwelling units comply with Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 59.18.060 of the Landlord Tenant Act and do not present conditions that endanger or impair the health or safety of the tenants.

The Landlord Checklist (PDF) should be used as a guide for determining that the dwelling units meet the minimum standards of the Landlord Tenant Act.


Renewing & Changing Licenses Online


The City of Bremerton is pleased to announce you may now renew and make changes to your landlord licenses online. To do so, please visit the Landlord License Online Center website.


License Numbers & Access Codes


To log in to your account, you will need your license number and access code. To obtain your access code, send your request and license number by email to the Tax and License Division.

Convenience Fees


Please note, a $2.95 convenience fee only applies to making payments and does not apply to making changes to account information.