Monday, November 18, 2013

Systems down overnight Tuesday, Nov. 19


Heads up! Our BLS applications and DOR tax information system will down overnight tonight.
It's routine systems maintenance as our IT teams apply critical security patches to our servers. 

Systems will be down:
8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marijuana business applications accepted Monday

At 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, the state Business Licensing Service will begin accepting applications for marijuana business licenses.

Completed applications and related addenda must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 19 in order to be considered. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Dec. 19.

Applicants for marijuana business licenses should request all other licenses and registrations that their particular business may need at the time of application. This could include a city business license if the proposed location is within city limits of a city partnered with BLS. The applicant may need to submit other additional forms and pay all the respective licensing fees due, including BLS processing fees.

BLS has worked closely with the state Liquor Control Board to implement Initiative 502. We have provided some specific information on costs, timelines, and requirements on this page. Please review.

You may direct businesses with questions to online resources or to call 1-800-451-7985.

~BLS Partnership Services

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Welcome, Ephrata!

We are pleased to welcome a new city partner. Ephrata is the gateway to the Columbia Basin and full of natural beauty, abundant wildlife and historical wonders. Now it’s an even better place to do business. Ephrata becomes the 57th Washington State city partner for the business licensing service.  Welcome aboard!

Welcome, Deer Park – Our Newest BLS Partner

The city of Deer Park has joined BLS as the 58th Washington city partner.  Welcome, Deer Park!  We are honored to have them aboard. We look forward to working with their valued business community.