Thursday, July 26, 2012
Field office changes coming
The Business Licensing Service will remove field office locations from the BLS website and list only the Tumwater BLS office for the physical drop-off location for Business License Applications.
The goal is to have virtually all filing completed electronically and to no longer accept them in the field offices. This will improve speed and accuracy and result in faster turnaround times for businesses. The change also impacts Labor and Industries (LNI), Employment Security (ESD), as well as Department of Revenue offices, which will no longer be listed as drop-off sites.
For those that choose not to apply or renew online, they may to mail paperwork to BLS headquarters in Tumwater. BLS will encourage people to use kiosks or a computer to file online.