Chehalis, Lewis County businesses benefit from new licensing partnership

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Aug. 23, 2018 –Today, Chehalis joins Centralia as a full partner in the state’s Business Licensing Service (BLS). Nearly 1,000 Lewis County businesses have access to the new streamlined local licensing process.

BLS is the state’s business licensing one-stop. The service helps Washington businesses apply for and renew local licenses quickly and conveniently in a single payment process. A nearby city in Lewis County, Napavine, will join BLS next year, connecting more businesses to the department’s licensing service.

Revenue manages one of the few systems nationwide that allows businesses to register with state agencies and cities simultaneously. BLS connects businesses to 400 types of registrations, such as liquor licenses and work permits.

The secure My DOR portal that most state taxpayers use to report their taxes is the same service they use to add state licenses and registrations. Find out more at Business Licensing Service.

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The Department of Revenue is Washington state’s primary tax agency, nationally recognized for innovation and quality customer service. Revenue administers nearly 60 categories of taxes that help fund education, social services, health care, corrections, public safety, natural resource conservation and other important services Washington residents count on.