OLYMPIA – Nov. 4, 2015 – The city of Lacey on Nov. 5 becomes the 68th city in the state to link its local business registration program with the state Business Licensing Service (BLS). As a result of this partnership, nearly 4,000 businesses currently registered with Lacey will have their city endorsement added to their state business license.
Lacey joins its South Sound neighbors Olympia, Tumwater and DuPont as local cities who have partnered with the state to simplify licensing for its business community. Lacey businesses will now use the BLS to register or renew their city endorsements. The streamlined service is a one-stop shop that connects city and state registrations, such as liquor endorsements, that print on a state Business License document.
The Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) manages the BLS, the clearinghouse for state and local licensing. The service offers nearly 400 endorsements from 11 state agencies and now 68 partner cities. Washington’s unique combined licensing process allows businesses to simultaneously register with cities and many state regulatory programs.
Lacey is a Thurston County community with 46,000 residents. It is in close proximity to the state capital, Interstate 5, the Puget Sound and home to St. Martin’s University.
Learn more about the BLS and licensing information from Revenue’s website.
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