WA State Licensing: Close your business account

Close your business account

If you close your business, you must close your Business License account. You can close your Business License account one of the following ways:


  • Online with My DOR
  • To get started, login to My DOR then:

      1. From My DOR Business Licensing and Taxes home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
      2. Click License next to the location you would like to close.
      3. Under the I want to... menu, click Close an Account.
      4. Follow the prompts to complete the request.
  • By paper. Use the Business Information Change form.

    Be sure to:

    • Note your Unified Business Identifier number (UBI).
    • Include the date of closure.
    • Sign and date your request.

    Your trade names cannot be cancelled unless you specifically request it in writing (letter, email, or fax).

We’ll notify other agencies

The Department of Revenue Business Licensing Service will close your business’ tax registration and notify any regulatory state agency or local jurisdiction that currently has endorsements listed on your business license.


If you wish to close your corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership, you must contact the Office of the Secretary of State at 360-725-0377 to get the correct documentation. If you are a corporation, you must give them the Clearance Certificate that our department issues to you.

Contact information

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

Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Fax: 360-705-6699