WA State Licensing: File a Business License Application

Apply for a state business license

Opening a business? Making changes to an existing business? You'll probably need to file a Business License Application.

When to file an application


Apply online- Processed within 10 business days

    1. Log in to My DOR. If you don’t have a user ID, click Sign up.
    2. After you long in, click Get started next to Business Licensing.
    3. Click File New Business License Application in the I want to ...menu. Follow the prompts to complete your application.

    You can pay using an E-check (no fee) or a major credit card (2.5 percent processing fee).

    Learn more about using My DOR.


Apply by mail - Processed within six weeks