South Sound Business Revolves Around Combined Licensing
Steilacoom& Roy are latest partners in county of 900,000 residents
Pierce County stretches from the Key Peninsula on west Puget Sound past majestic Mount Rainier to the Yakima County line. Across the county’s mix of urban and rural communities, a common bond keeps getting stronger – combined licensing with the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS).
|The ferry that leaves from Steilacoom makes regular trips|
to Anderson Island south of the Tacoma Narrows.
Pierce County with its 900,000 residents will soon have 20 municipalities linked to the BLS system, which connects local and state licensing requirements. Joining this month are the beachfront community of Steilacoom –Washington’s first town in 1854 – and the prairie city of Roy on east side of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Connecting the local licensing is especially helpful for regional businesses who submit applications and renewals in a streamlined online processes.
“Our plumbing work takes us all around South Sound, sometimes on a moment’s notice,” Kathy Thaut, owner of At Your Service Plumbing in University Place.
“It’s much easier to manage our licenses for cities like Lakewood, DuPont, and Steilacoom using the same portal where we report our state taxes. If we save time there, we have more time to help our customers.” Thaut said.