State welcomes Centralia to combined licensing partnership

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Aug. 2, 2018 – Today, the Department of Revenue announced the city of Centralia is the newest local licensing partner for the state’s one-stop for business licensing.

Centralia is home to more than 1,500 licensed businesses. Its neighbor, Chehalis, will join BLS later this month. The added service benefits hundreds of businesses in both communities.

BLS partner cities are located all around Washington state. The licensing service helps businesses manage more than 400 different state and local registrations and renewal transactions in a single application. Businesses access the service through a secure account that manages their licensing and tax accounts in one streamlined interface. Find out more at

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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.