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To streamline the licensing process and make it easier for businesses to apply for or renew business licenses, the City of Bremerton has partnered with the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS). Starting July 15, 2021, BLS will begin to process the City of Bremerton’s business licenses and renewals.
FileLocal will no longer be processing Bremerton license applications after June 30, 2021. Please contact the City of Bremerton Tax & License division directly at 360-473-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to apply for or renew a business license between July 1, 2021 – July 14, 2021.
A new business licensing system will make it easier to apply for or renew your business license by providing a one-stop shop for both Bremerton and state business licenses. The new system will allow you to apply or renew online, saving you time bookkeeping costs.
You can file your Bremerton city taxes online here.
Are you thinking of starting a business in Bremerton?
Apply for your State and City license here. Be sure to add Bremerton as an endorsement to your State license if you are located in the City or are working here.
Most businesses operating in Bremerton are required to have a Bremerton business license in addition to their State license. Complete the License Check Sheet (PDF) to learn more. Business licenses are needed for:
Effective 2019: Any person or business whose annual value of products, gross proceeds of sales or gross income of the business in the city is equal to or less than $2,000 AND does not maintain a place of business within the city shall be exempt from the general business license requirement. The exemption does not apply to regulatory license requirements that require a specialized permit.
Apply for your State and City license here. Please be aware that your license fee is nonrefundable regardless of applying in error or subsequent denial of your application.
Since the State will be processing all general business license applications after 7/15/21, we can no longer accept business license applications at our City offices after that date.
If you close or sell your business you must notify the City of Bremerton in writing of the change. We cannot close your account over the phone! Please use the closure box in the lower left-hand corner of the tax form to indicate the closure/sale date or access your account online here and mark the closure box in your account information. If you have already filed your tax return you may email email@example.com with your account number, business name and last day of business in Bremerton. The tax form must be filed with our office within 10 days after your last day of business in Bremerton.
Regulatory licenses are required for the following activities and businesses: