Business License Renewal

How Do I Renew My Business License?

Step 1 Receive Renewal Notice

The State of Washington Department of Revenue will send out your renewal notice six weeks before your business license's expiration date.

Step 2 Renew License Options

Step 3 Do You Have an Occupational Permit?

Your Occupational Permit must be renewed annually, per Olympia Municipal Code, Chapter 5.10. Find out how to renew your occupational permit.

Step 4 Receive License

After your business license has been renewed, you will receive a business license from the state, showing your city business license.


The City will mail your Business and Occupational tax return approximately 30 days prior to its due date. It must be completed and returned even if no tax is due. Visit our Business and Occupational taxes page to learn more about the B & O requirements.

Municipal utility taxes are levied on businesses providing utility services per Chapter 5.84 of the Olympia Municipal Code. If required, download and complete your utility tax returns.

Contact Information

  • Location: 601 4th Ave E
  • Mailing Address: City of Olympia, Tax and License, PO Box 2009, Olympia, WA 98507-2009
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F
  • Phone: 360-753-8327
  • Email:

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