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Our partnership with the State Business Licensing Service will allow you “one-stop” shopping when maintaining or renewing many of your state and cities licenses. In addition to filing on paper, many of you will have the option to renew your city license online. New or expanding businesses will also be able to apply for their City license online along with other state and local licenses that are in the system. We are sure you will value the savings in travel time, wait time, and bookkeeping costs that this service represents.
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Visit the State of Washington's Business Licensing Service page for Washougal, fill out the forms for state application if you don't have one, and the add addendum. If you already have your state license, just the add addendum.
Right now, you do not have to take any action. Six weeks before your current license expiration date, the Business Licensing Service (BLS) will send you a license renewal form to renew your City of Washougal business license. Follow the instructions on the renewal notice.
If you are eligible to file your renewal online, the form will provide you a web address and password. You will use a credit card to make payment for online transactions. If you prefer to mail the paper renewal form, please do so in plenty of time to reach BLS before the expiration date, and include a check for the appropriate amount. If the renewal is received after the expiration date, a late filing fee will be assessed.
Many other Washington towns and cities are joining the State Business Licensing Service (BLS), and we are pleased to be among those joining in 2011. This is a proven, cost-effective program that provides benefits to you, the City of Washougal, and all businesses in the state. As more cities partner with BLS, the benefits will expand. For the City of Washougal, it means fewer resources will have to be found to handle the paperwork part of our licensing process, even as the City grows.
You may contact the Finance Department at 360-835-8501, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For questions about the State Business Licensing website, contact:Business Licensing ServicePhone: 800-451-7985Fax: 360-705-6699Email Business Licensing Service