WA State Licensing: Bridgeport city business registration

City of Bridgeport registration

Who needs a registration?

Bridgeport requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are:

  • Located within city limits, or
  • Conducting business within city limits.

Bridgeport does not have a temporary license program.

Exempt businesses

Businesses exempt from city registration include:

  • Delivery businesses
  • Government Entities
  • Farm produced/manufactured items not prohibited by federal or state law

How to apply

Apply by using one of the following options:

  • Online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don’t have a user ID or aren’t sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Once logged in, add My DOR to your list of services, then open My DOR.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

      If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.

      If you have an existing business

      1. If you haven’t already, add access to your business. You’ll need a UBI number and letter ID.
      2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
      3. Click Add License Endorsements/Employees.

    You can pay using an E–check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).


    Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.



  • Mail us the appropriate fee with the following completed forms:

Fees

City registration Fee
Bridgeport general business registration $30
Bridgeport nonprofit registration No fee
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Contact information

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034


Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Email: BLS@dor.wa.gov
Fax: 360-705-6699

 

Office hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Mailing information
Please remember to enclose all necessary documents and fees with your completed application. Incomplete submissions will result in a delay in your licensure.

It is important that you contact our office, in writing, with any changes in address.

 

Regulatory questions
City of Bridgeport
1206 Columbia Ave
Bridgeport, WA 98813

Phone: 509-686-4041
http://www.bridgeportwashington.net/