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A. Formal Application Required. Every person required to procure a City business license under the provisions of this chapter must submit an application for such license to the Business Licensing Service. The application must include all information required for all licenses requested, the total fees due for all licenses, and the application handling fee required by RCW 19.02.075.

1. The City Finance Director will determine whether the application may be approved for license issuance.

2. An incomplete application for a business license will be deemed abandoned 120 days after the date of submittal, and be administratively withdrawn, unless such application has in the interim been pursued in good faith to be completed. Applicants who have had their application administratively withdrawn will forfeit a minimum of $132.00 in 2023 of the new application fee submitted.

B. Commencement of Business Activities. No person is entitled or authorized to engage in business within the City until such time as the Finance Director has approved the issuance of a business license pursuant to the terms of this chapter. The mere acceptance of a business license application by the City does not grant any right or privilege under this chapter, except as otherwise provided by law.

C. Burden on Applicant. The Finance Director, or other designated officer or service, is authorized, but not required, to mail to persons engaging in business forms for applications and/or renewals for licenses. Failure of the person to receive any such form does not excuse the person from making application for and securing the license required by this chapter.

D. New License Applications Meet the Requirement for Hazardous Materials Questionnaire Submittal. Applications for new business licenses, including home businesses, and mobile businesses proposed to operate within the boundaries of Critical Aquifer Recharge Area I and II, must be reviewed by the City of Redmond Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, for regulatory status related to hazardous materials handling and may require submittal of additional information related to hazardous materials handling. Applications for business license renewals may require submittal of additional information related to hazardous materials handling, by the City of Redmond Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, in accordance with the requirements under RMC Chapter 13.07, Wellhead Protection. (Ord. 3107 § 2, 2022; Ord. 3033 § 8, 2021; Ord. 3025 § 2, 2020; Ord. 2940 § 4, 2018: Ord. 2862 § 2 (part), 2016: Ord. 2770 § 3, 2014: Ord. 2667 § 1, 2012; Ord. 2546 § 2 (part), 2010: Ord. 2269 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2238 § 1 (part), 2004: Ord. 2180 § 1 (part), 2003: Ord. 1924 § 1, 1996).