Winthrop saddles up for streamlined licensing

Twisp and other regional neighbors also soon to join Revenue’s signature service

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Jan. 6, 2022 – An historic Washington town with a Western flair is the newest partner of the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS).

The town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley is the first partner to join BLS in 2022. The town shows off its Old West theme in its architecture and service sectors that attract more than 500,000 tourists in boom years.

Later in 2022, the neighboring town of Twisp will join BLS with other north central Washington communities, including Elmer City and Nespelem. Find the list of all local partners on the city license endorsements page.

BLS streamlines application and renewal processes for hundreds of state and local licenses using the same secure portal that facilitates state tax reporting. The service makes it easier for businesses to apply for and renew business licenses and endorsements, while saving money and time for municipal government.

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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.