Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome, North Bend - Our Newest BLS Partner

We are pleased to welcome North Bend as our 60th Washington State city partner for the business licensing service. North Bend is located in the foothills of the Cascade Range just east of Seattle in the upper valley of the Snoqualmie River, with about 1,000 licensed businesses. It is the eighth King County city to join BLS.

Congratulations and we look forward to spending time with you and your business community!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Host on Demand (HOD) Upgrade

The Host on Demand (HOD) upgrade occurred this past weekend. This update will fix the issues HOD was having with the latest version of JAVA.

You will need to:

1.       Clear the cache from your computer

2.       Use updated Secure Access Washington (SAW) link:

3.       Log in to SAW

4.       Install the HOD upgrade

5.       Install the latest version of JAVA

6.       Re-enable the automatic JAVA updates


NOTE: If JAVA is upgraded first, HOD will have issues installing.

If you upgraded JAVA first, you will need to:

1.       Revert your JAVA to an older compatible version

2.       Install the HOD upgrade first

3.       Then you may upgrade your JAVA.

For further help or information, please contact:



Thank you,

BLS Partnership Services

Update on the new Secretary of State requirement

We recently posted about the new Secretary of State requirement and the issues it was causing with your ARDs. On June 12 we implemented a change that should remedy these concerns. Please notify us right away if you see anything out of the ordinary.

We are still enforcing the Secretary of State registration requirement so we may have an RFI on the account even though you have received an ARD. You can approve your license if you choose but a business license will not be issued until the entity is registered.   
Thank you,
BLS Partnership Services

Friday, June 6, 2014

Systems down Saturday, June 7th


Heads up! Our BLS applications and DOR tax information will be down. It is routine IT maintenance.

Systems will be down:

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7th.

Sorry for any inconvenience.