Woodland joins Revenue's combined licensing service

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Jan. 20, 2022 – The city of Woodland today is the newest local partner to join the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS).

Home to 6,500 residents and hundreds of businesses, Woodland was founded in 1906 and has a rich agricultural history. Each spring, Woodland celebrates its Planter’s Day Festival. The celebration, which turns 100 this year, is the longest-running annual community festival in Washington state.

BLS supports about 600 different types of regulatory licenses. It is a free benefit to public agencies and local governments to expedite service to businesses. All cities and towns in Cowlitz and Clark counties that issue business licenses are now linked by Revenue’s licensing one-stop solution. More than 190 communities across the state are connected by BLS, which continues to grow. Find the list of all local partners on the city license endorsements page.

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The Department of Revenue is Washington state’s primary tax agency, nationally recognized as a trusted leader in tax administration and customer service. Revenue administers nearly 60 categories of taxes that help fund vital public services. It also oversees programs that return money to the public, including the Working Families Tax Credit and Unclaimed Property.