No Walk-In Service Available Through January 2022

Save Time, Renew and Pay Online

No walk-in service for business license and tax customers is available in the Seattle Municipal Tower through January 2022. All in-person customers must make an appointment. Business license and tax customers should renew their annual business licenses online at www.FileLocal-wa.gov. Those needing a regulatory license (e.g. adult entertainers and for-hire drivers) should make an appointment with the Consumer Protection Division

You can save time by going online to:

  • Apply for a business license
  • Renew a business license
  • Pay business taxes

Filing and Payment Options

FileLocal
Online Filing 
  • Apply, renew, file and pay business taxes and license fees.
Phone Tax Filing
(206) 684-8484
  • File and pay using the automated phone system if you had less than $100,000 in revenue last tax year and do not owe taxes or fees.
  • You will need your City of Seattle customer number and tax obligation number to use this service.
Mail
US Postal Service
  • All tax returns and license fees can be paid and submitted though the US Postal Service.

In-Person
Limited Service Appointment Only
No Walk-In Service

  • If you need services that cannot be provided online or by phone, call (206) 684-8484 and press "0" to make an appointment. 

License and Tax Administration (LTA) public counters will not reopen to the public until January 2022. LTA is offering limited in-person assistance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. You must make an appointment to receive in-person assistance. No walk-in customer service is available. Appointments only.

Payments for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities can be made:

Money orders are available free of charge at any Wells Fargo branch in Seattle city limits. Include the following information with your check or money order when depositing it at a drop box location:

  • Your name and contact information, so we can reach you if there are questions.
  • The bill or invoice you received OR
  • The account number or invoice number you are paying.
  • If you do not have an account number or invoice number, please provide the department contact, name and/or phone you are working with.

Your payment will be processed as soon as possible. Pet licenses can be purchased online here.

Court tickets can be paid online here.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay up to date with COVID-19 updates and public health recommendations