Seattle is a flourishing metropolis -- driven by a diverse and resilient economy, strong entrepreneurial spirit and historically vital business sectors. Use the choices below to see what makes Seattle thrive and to find City resources to help your business grow.
As a starting point, visit growseattle.com , a portal to business services at the City of Seattle to START | GROW | and GREEN your business.
View construction bids solicitations, City guidelines, templates and policies.
View goods and services solicitations, search blanket contracts, contact a Buyer.
View consultant solicitations, search consultant contracts, get Consultant Roster information.
Interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? The first step is to register your firm.
Quick links to Blanket Contracts
, Equal Benefits
, Green Purchasing
Tools for minority-owned and women-owned businesses (WMBEs).
Online tax resource information. Pay Seattle Business License Tax or Occupation Utility online.
Apply for a new or renew a Seattle Business License online or Search for a city licensed business.
Online links for the City's Department of Planning and Development, King County and Washington State.
Auctions and Sales information for City surplus property; Includes Vehicles, equipment, furniture, computers, industrial material and city street signs.
Seattle: A Better Way to Work. Why Seattle thrives, FAQs, Seattle's WiFi Project and International Trade Information.
Doing Business in Seattle
File and pay Seattle Business License Tax or Occupation Utility Tax online.
Look up a business in the City of Seattle Business License Database.
The Mayor honors outstanding local businesses at Town Hall for their contributions to Seattle's diverse economy.
Renew your business license and update your business information online.
This Office of Economic Development guide helps connect businesses to financing, loans and tax incentives.
This Office of Economic Development Guide helps potential business owners' access local resources and support.
View the City's comprehensive Services A to Z listing or contact the Customer Service Bureau at 684-CITY (2489).
Planning and Development in Seattle
Walk through the DPD permit application process. Info on common permit projects, types of permits issued by DPD, and contact info if you need more help.
Find permit & complaint status, zoning, or activity in your neighborhood. Use the DPD Tools and Recources portal to find info about permits, payments, forms and publications, maps, zoning, public notices and records.
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will put your project ahead of others to help you meet the highest sustainability goals.
DPD GIS offers interactive maps using Seattle GIS data and Microsoft Virtual Earth.
The City's Population and Demographics website provides population, housing and geographic data, reports, and other information for Seattle and its neighborhoods.
Project planning and city initiative information, including a planning meeting event calendar.
Answers to common code questions, what codes DPD enforces, how to make a property or building complaint and how to check on complaint status, and code compliance contact information.
Use this search tool to find parcel information, including a simple parcel map, for a selected parcel within the Seattle city limits.
The online system allows you to apply, pay for and self-issue certain types of electrical permits in real time when no plan review is required.