Per Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code 5.05.020, a business is defined as “the carrying on of any form of activity for gain, profit or advantage, whether direct or indirect”.
In Mountlake Terrace, business licenses are required for all businesses, including home occupations, single-family residence rentals, apartment complexes, and businesses located outside the city, performing work within the city.
A business license application can be obtained by clicking on a link below or in person at Interim City Hall, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200. Business license hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM. License fees are due at the time the business license application is submitted. We are unable to accept payment online or over the phone.