Licensing changes reflect Tukwila’s need to balance funding, costs

At the beginning of December business-license renewals were mailed out to businesses operating within the city. Owners saw higher charges due to a new business license fee schedule and the addition of a new Revenue-Generating Regulatory License (RGRL) approved by Tukwila’s City Council.

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At the beginning of December business-license renewals were mailed out to businesses operating within the city. Owners saw higher charges due to a new business license fee schedule and the addition of a new Revenue-Generating Regulatory License (RGRL) approved by Tukwila’s City Council.

The RGRL also applies to rental properties under the new Residential Rental Housing program which calls for licensing and inspection of rental units.

The RGRL was adopted to generate funding that helps support essential services required by the business community. The fee is based on the number of full-time employees, so smaller businesses will pay less than larger ones.

On Dec. 6, after extensive budget balancing, the City Council adopted the 2011–2012 Biennial Budget, enabling the City to more effectively utilize revenues and continue to provide essential services and programs to Tukwila’s citizens.

For more information about the City’s licensing fees, please call 206-431-3680 or e-mail licensing@tukwilawa.gov.

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