Options Available for City of Yakima Business License Renewals

Though we are nearly a quarter of the way through 2019, there is still opportunity for business owners in the City of Yakima to renew their required business licenses.

The easiest way to renew a business license is by visiting www.buildingyakima.com which offers an on-line option for renewals.

“We are happy to work with business owners to help them renew their licenses and stay in compliance with the City of Yakima’s Municipal Code,” said Joan Davenport, the City’s Director of Community Development. “And the same goes for those who have started or are just starting a business in the city.”

Visit https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/codes/licenses/ for information on applying for business licenses, as well as specific types of businesses the City of Yakima licenses.

Information on business license applications and renewals is also available by calling 575-6126 or e-mailing codes@yakimawa.gov

Yakima Municipal Code (YMC) 5.50.030 requires that businesses be licensed in order to operate within the City of Yakima.  

YMC 5.50.030 states, “No person shall engage in or carry on any business, occupation, pursuit or privilege for which a license fee or tax is imposed by this chapter without having first obtained, and being the holder of, a valid and subsisting license to do so, to be known as an occupation license.”