Here's a list of Washington agencies that businesses may need to work with. Visit business.wa.gov for a list of Washington State agencies, their services, and Small Business Liaison Team (SBLT) members ready to help you with your questions.
Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA)
|Assistance with local, state, and federal business licensing regulations and environmental permitting.|
|Dept. of Labor and Industries (L&I)||Regulate Workers Compensation; employment standards and policies; workplace safety and health, and Contractor registration and regulation.|
|Employment Security Dept.||Regulate Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Medical Leave, Labor Market Information, and Work-Source program.|
|Secretary of State Corporations & Charities||Register and renew Corporate & LLC Business Entities, Charitable Organizations, Trademarks, and Domestic Partnerships.|
|Dept. of Licensing||Professional licenses such as Cosmetology, Real Estate, Engineers, Notaries, and Tattoos. Issues Dealer tabs and plates for businesses, For Hire and Transporter|
|Liquor and Cannabis Board||Regulate licensing and permitting services for Liquor, Cannabis, Tobacco, and Vapor products.|