Manage Your Account Online

It's all online: apply, renew, file and pay

Manage your business license and tax account using FileLocal, the online portal that allows business owners to take care of their licensing and tax needs in several Washington cities in one online location.

Need a new license?
Use FileLocal to get a new business license tax certificate.  In FileLocal, the Seattle business license tax certificate is known as a general business license.

Need to renew?
Use FileLocal to renew your business license tax certificate annually.

Need to file a tax return and pay your taxes?
You can file tax returns and pay taxes due online through FileLocal

For help using the FileLocal system, view the Business User QuickStart Guide.

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License and Tax Administration
(206) 684-8484

Mailing address

P.O. Box 34214
Seattle, WA 98124-4214

City Finance

Jamie Carnell, Interim Director
Address: 700 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34214, Seattle, WA, 98124-4214
Phone: (206) 684-8484
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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City Finance manages the financial operations of the City of Seattle and oversees the City’s financial controls and enterprise reporting while working to achieve the goals set by the Mayor and the City Council.