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Using My DOR

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Getting started with My DOR

First steps

Video tutorial: Create a SecureAccess Washington account to access My DOR

 

You need a Secure Access Washington (SAW) User ID to access My DOR. Log in or register for My DOR.

Forgot your SAW User ID?


If you don't have a SAW User ID

    1. Go to My DOR.
    2. Click Sign Up and follow the prompts.
    3. You will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Click on the link in the email to complete the activation and sign in.

If you have a SAW User ID

    1. Go to My DOR.
    2. Enter your SAW User ID and Password, then Sign in.

 

Add access to your business

Video tutorial: Add access to an existing business


If you have an existing business, you will need a letter ID to see your confidential information. Your letter ID is on your renewal letter, or you may request one.


A letter ID is not required to file a Secretary of State annual report (renew a corporation/LLC).


Once you have a letter ID, log in to My DOR then:

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click Add Access to an Existing Business.
    2. Enter the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number and letter ID for the business you want to access.
    3. Confirm the business information, then click Next to complete the request.

 

Access types

There are two types of permissions in My DOR: Administrator and Account Manager. A table comparing the two is below. Every business account must have an Administrator assigned, but Account Managers are not required.

 

Administrators have full access to manage customer information and accounts, and assign Account Managers to handle tasks. Because Administrators have full access to accounts, only business owners or governing people should be Administrators. Registered agents, accountants, and other third parties should be set up as Account Managers.

 

Account Managers have limited access to accounts online based on permissions given by the Administrator. For example, registered agents, accountants, or employees can file a Business License Application, make payments, or update account information. Account Managers can’t manage the access rights of other users.

 

Administrator Account Manager
Unlimited access +
Manage user access +
File corporation/LLC annual reports + +
Submit Business License Applications + +
File Business License Renewals + +
Make payments + +
Designate refund bank accounts + +
Update accounts and information + +


Add user access

After you add access to your business with a letter ID, you become an Administrator on your account. If you’re an Administrator and need to give access to someone else, such as your registered agent or bookkeeper, follow the steps above, then: 

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the business you want to assign access.
    2. Click the Logons tab.
    3. Click Manage and click Add User.
    4. Enter the SAW user ID and email address for the person you want to add.
    5. From the dropdown menu, select Account Manager.
    6. Select the locations you'd like the new user to access, then follow the prompts to complete the request.

If you do not see the Logons tab after clicking the UBI number, you only have Account Manager access and cannot add other users.

 

Manage user access

Video tutorial: Manage access


You must be an Administrator to manage user access.

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the business you want to manage access.
    2. Click the Logons tab.
    3. Click the user’s name you want to manage access.
    4. Click Change.
    5. Select the access type you would like the user to have, then click Save.

Remove user access

For one location

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Accounts tab.
    2. Click the Account Type for the account in which you want to remove a user’s access.
    3. Click the Logons tab.
    4. Click Manage.
    5. Click on the user ID link for the user you want to remove.
    6. Confirm you want to remove the user.

For all locations

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number you want to remove a user’s access.
    2. Click the Logons tab.
    3. Click the user name for the user you want to remove.
    4. Confirm you want to remove the user.

 

Using My DOR

After you establish your My DOR account, you can do the following tasks while logged in.

File a Business License Application

You need to file a new Business Application to:

  • Open or reopen a business
  • Change a business name
  • Change ownership or ownership structure (ex: sole proprietor to LLC)
  • Hire household employees

File an application

Video tutorial: File a Business License Application

    1. Log in to My DOR.
    2. Under Business Licensing, click Get Started.
    3. Under the I want to... menu, click File New Business License App.
    4. Select the purpose of the application from the options listed.
    5. Click Next to move through the application, click Previous to return to a prior screen, and click Save to finish the application later.

View or print a copy of a completed application

    1. Click on the Activity tab.
    2. Click the Online Application and click View or Print.

File a corporation/LLC annual report (renew a corporation/LLC)

Video tutorial: File a Secretary of State (SOS) Annual Report


Note: You do not need a letter ID to file an annual report.

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click File Corporation or LLC Annual Report from the I want to... menu.
    2. Enter you Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number and follow the prompts to complete your report.

File a business license renewal

Video tutorial: File a Business License Renewal

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, look under the Alert menu for “License Renewal Due.”
    2. Click on the alert, then follow the prompts to complete the request.

Get a receipt for an annual report or renewal

To receive a copy of your business license receipt, login to My DOR then:

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click Activity.
    2. Under Processed, click on the item you wish to print. Click More to see older activities.
    3. Under Status, click Print. A popup with your receipt will appear.

Add a new business location

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business.
    2. Click File New Business License App.
    3. Select Open additional location, then follow the prompts to complete the request.

Add a city or specialty license endorsement

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business.
    2. Click License for the location where you would like to add the license endorsement.
    3. Click Add New Endorsements.
    4. Select Add state/city endorsements to existing location are selected, and follow the prompts to complete your request.

Close a business account

    1. From My DOR business licensing 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 Account.

Get a copy of your business license

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click the Correspondence tab.
    3. Click All Letters.
    4. Click the applicable license and print.

Add a trade name

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click the Names and Addresses tab.
    3. Next to Trade Names, click Add.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete your request.

Cancel a trade name

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click the Names and Addresses tab.
    3. Next to Trade Names, click Delete.
    4. Select the trade name you want to deleted, then click Submit.

Hire employees

Video tutorial: Hire employees

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click the License for the location where you would like to hire employees.
    3. Under the I want to... menu, click Add Employees.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete your request.

Add bank information

For one account (for example: license)

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Edit hyperlink next to the logon information.
    2. Click the Account Settings tab.
    3. For the desired account (either License or Secretary of State), click the Setup bank account hyperlink.
    4. Under the Select Default Bank Account header displaying the desired business, click the Setup new bank account hyperlink.
    5. Enter your bank account information in the appropriate fields.
    6. Click Save.

For a business

Video tutorial: Add bank information for a business

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Edit hyperlink next to the logon information.
    2. Click the Bank Account tab.
    3. Click the Setup new bank account hyperlink beneath your listed business header.
    4. Enter your bank account information in the appropriate fields.
    5. Click Save.

For all business accounts

Video tutorial: Add bank information for all businesses

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Edit hyperlink next to the logon information.
    2. Click the Bank Account tab.
    3. Click the Setup new bank account hyperlink beneath the Shared for All Individuals and Businesses header.
    4. Enter your bank account information in the appropriate fields.
    5. Click Save.

Remove bank information

For all business accounts and all businesses

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Edit hyperlink next to the logon information.
    2. Click the Bank Account tab.
    3. Click the previously-established bank hyperlink beneath your listed business header.
    4. Below your Bank Account information, click the Remove this bank account hyperlink. A pop-up window will appear.
    5. At the Are you sure you want to remove this bank account? prompt, click Yes. The pop-up text will change to This bank account has been ceased.
    6. Click the OK button.

For one account

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Edit hyperlink next to the logon information.
    2. Click the Account Settings tab.
    3. Click the bank account name hyperlink next to the account.
    4. Click the Clear Default hyperlink. A pop-up window will appear.
    5. At the Are you sure you want to remove this bank account? prompt, click Yes.

 Update a location address

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click License next to the location where you would like to change the address.
    3. Click the Names and Addresses tab.
    4. From the I want to... menu, click Change Location Address.
    5. Edit the new address, then click Verify.
    6. Click Select next to the best address.
    7. Follow the prompts to complete the request.

Update a location mailing address

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click License next to the location where you would like to change the address.
    3. Click the Names and Addresses tab.
    4. Under Account Names & Addresses, click on the mailing address.
    5. Click Edit in the upper right corner
    6. Enter the new address then click Verify Address and select the best address.
    7. Click Save.

Add or update governing people

You can only update governing people for a corporation or LLC.

    1. From the My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. Click the Names and Addresses tab.
    3. Click Update Governing People.
    4. Click Add a Governing Person, or click the name of the governing person you want to update.
    5. Follow the prompts to complete the request.

Add, update, or remove spouse information

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, click the Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for the applicable business name.
    2. From the I want to... menu, click Update Spouse Information.
    3. Enter information into the applicable fields. If removing a spouse, click the box next to remove spouse information.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete the request.

Send a message or attachment

    1. From My DOR business licensing Home, under the I want to... menu, click Send Message.
    2. Complete the fields and click Add to add an attachment.
    3. Click Submit to send.