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Welcome to the Former Department of Executive Administration

The Department of Executive Administration website provides information and links related to the variety of services we provide to the City and the public. On our website, you can get information about public works bids, business licenses and tax filing, Seattle taxes, consumer affairs, how to file a damage claim, how to bid to provide goods and services to the City, how small businesses can participate with the City, the Seattle Animal Shelter, and much more.

New rules for Seattle businesses
Taxes and license fees must be current before renewing business licenses

City of Seattle holds lottery for 15 wheelchair accessible taxicab (WAT) licenses
On Nov. 30, 2009, the City of Seattle held a lottery drawing for WAT licenses. A total of 723 application tickets were drawn and ranked in the order drawn, as shown on this list.

Taxicab Regulation

In August 2008, by a 7-0 vote, the Seattle City Council approved Ordinance 122763, which amended the portion of Seattle's municipal code governing taxicabs and for-hire vehicles. The code, in part, requires the Department of Executive Administration - the City department responsible for taxi regulation in Seattle - establish rules to provide the details regarding the implementation of the taxicab code.

*Read the Proposed Rules

*Watch the Video of the Aug. 4, 2009, Proposed Taxicab and For-Hire Rules Hearing.

FACT Act & New Residential Utility Customers

Taximeter rates increase on October 1, 2008

Seattle Business Tax Filing

The Seattle Electronic Filing system (SELF) allows businesses to file their City taxes, update their business profile, renew their business license and make electronic payment. 

Vendor and Contractor Registration

Interested in selling to the City of Seattle? Your first step is to register. Registration does not pre-approve you; the City may use this directory to develop bid lists, contract lists and reports. Prime contractors may use the system to seek sub-contractors. We also invite companies to apply for our Consultant and Small Construction Projects Rosters. Woman and minority owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

Please visit the Registration & Roster Enrollment page for more information or call us at (206) 684-0444.

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