Employees looking for unemployment information and businesses looking for updates on how COVID-19 has impacted unemployment insurance, quarterly reporting, and more, should contact the WA State Employment Security Department.
If you employ one or more persons, Unemployment Insurance coverage is required.
Officers of for-profit corporations who provide services in Washington are automatically exempt from Unemployment Insurance, unless the employer specifically requests coverage. Submit a Voluntary Election Form to the Employment Security Department for optional corporate officer coverage.
Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents
|State tax registration||$0|
|Registering your business name as a trade name||$5|
|Business License Application fee||Variable fee|
How to apply
Complete the licensing requirements above and mail to:
Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034