Business Licenses

The City of Snoqualmie requires a business license and Business & Occupation tax filing for businesses that operate in, engage in, or practice any business in Snoqualmie city limits.

Annual Business License

Please go to the Department of Revenue to apply for an annual City of Snoqualmie business license.

Temporary Business License

Temporary business licenses are required for sales during special events, for roadside sales, and for door-to-door sales. Please submit a temporary business license application and payment to City of Snoqualmie, Attn: Debbie Kinsman, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.

Special Event Permits

Please fill out an application for a Special Event Permit.

If you will charge admissions at your event, please also submit the Admissions Tax Application

For questions about Special Events, email Nicole Wiebe:

Business & Occupation Taxes

The City of Snoqualmie requires filing and payment of Business & Occupation Taxes from all businesses that operate in, engage in, or practice any business in Snoqualmie City Limits.

To file and pay for Business & Occupation taxes go to FileLocal

The filing schedules is as follows: 

  • 1st Quarter (January-March): Filing and payment due by April 30
  • 2nd Quarter (April-June): Filing and payment due by July 31
  • 3rd Quarter (July-September): Filing and payment due by October 31
  • 4th Quarter (October-December): Filing and payment due by January 31

UPDATE: B&O Tax Deferment Due to COVID-19

To support the viability of local businesses during the COVID-19 related emergency, the Snoqualmie City Council authorized the Mayor to temporarily defer or extend obligations imposed under Chapter 5.08 of the Snoqualmie Municipal Code relating to business and occupation (B&O) taxes. Therefore, the City Council passed Ordinance 1229 on April 13, 2020. 

As of October 31, 2022, the Washington State of Emergency was ended by the Governor, therefore the City of Snoqualmie has ended its emergency declaration and is transitioning back to the regular B&O tax return submission and payment schedules.   

The transition period for B&O tax returns and payments will end as of the first quarter 2023. Business customers should begin providing their first quarter 2023 B&O returns and payments by the due date April 30, 2023.  After that time the City of Snoqualmie will require business customers to pay penalties on late B&O tax payments as per SMC 5.08.

Debbie Kinsman 
425-324-5158 or 425-888-1555

City Hall Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am - 2 pm