Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reminder! BLS System Offline Tomorrow - 5/18

Reminder:  BLS licensing systems will unavailable May 18 through May 20

What is happening?
The Business Licensing Service (BLS) will move all online licensing systems from the Department of Licensing to the Department of Revenue.

When is this happening?
The BLS licensing system and all BLS online application and renewal systems will be taken down at
7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18 and brought back up on Monday, May 21.

What can I expect?
It’s important that business owner’s finish partially completed applications or renewals before May 18, as the information will be deleted during the move and the applicant will have to start over. 

Reports that normally generate on Fridays or Saturdays will arrive a day later than usual.

How should I prepare?
Please add a note on your website from now until Monday, May 21, to notify local business owners who may be planning to apply or renew electronically, during this time period.

Can business owners still submit paper applications or renewals during this time?
Yes. This outage only affects online applications and renewals. Paper applications and renewals will be processed without interruption. We encourage online processing.  The online licensing systems will be down for a very short time period. It is still quicker to wait until the online licensing systems are back up, than to mail it into the Business Licensing Service.

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