Yelm joins others in state business licensing service

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Sept 20, 2018 – Today, the Department of Revenue welcomes the city of Yelm as the newest local licensing partner in the Business Licensing Service. Yelm is linking its 1600 businesses to service 22 communities in Lewis, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties use.

BLS helps to expedite licensing for hundreds of businesses in multiple South Sound cities. More regional cities are set to join in 2019.

Yelm is the 82nd partner city to join the service. Local businesses can apply for more than 400 different required registrations in a single transaction. Businesses use their secure My DOR account to login to renew all of these licenses and report state taxes in a streamlined online process.

Revenue also supported Yelm with the implementation of a new fee-exempt licensing process for select businesses that qualify. The agency is implementing similar solutions for all its local licensing partners this year.

Revenue manages one of the few systems nationwide that allows businesses to register with state agencies and cities in a single transaction. Find out more at Business Licensing Service.


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