Friday, August 29, 2014

Department of Revenue closed for Labor Day


Like many of your offices, the Department of Revenue will be closed Monday, September 1st in honor of Labor Day. This includes Business Licensing Staff.

Online applications will be available, but staff will not be available to process them until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Enjoy the weekend!

~ BLS Partnership Services

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Systems down tonight


Our BLS applications and DOR tax information will be down overnight. It's routine system maintenance as our IT team applies critical security patches.

Systems down:

8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19th through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20th.

Sorry for any inconvenience

Assisting Businesses in a Disaster

Recent tragedies like the explosion in North Bend and the Oso mud slide affected many businesses. These events also prompted the Department of Revenue to create a standard procedure for providing relief for businesses impacted by disasters. We would like to work with you to help affected businesses in their time of need.  
When a Disaster Declaration is issued by the Governor, DOR will identify the potentially affected businesses and waive penalty fees and/or the $19.00 application fee if necessary. We may also reach out to you with a request to grant renewal filing extensions on behalf of those businesses that hold your license or registration. 
Hopefully, you will not get a request from us anytime soon. If you have questions or concerns please contact Partnership Services at 360-705-6777 or

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Changes to the BLS Website!

We've made some new changes to the homepagePlease take a moment to check it out! These changes were implemented as a process improvement from a recent Lean Event. During the event, we discovered that customers sometimes confuse Apply and Renew when it comes to their state and city licenses. We redesigned the homepage with the intent to make it clearer for customers to find their needs easier and to alleviate confusion and re-work.

We’d like to hear feedback from you and our customers to find out if this change is helpful to them. Please let us know if what you think.