About us

Welcome to My DOR

My DOR is the Department of Revenue’s new online application for business licensing.

With My DOR, you can:

  • File an annual renewal
  • File a Business License Application
  • Check on the status of a business account
  • View and pay any outstanding fees
  • Update account and business information

My DOR is continually being improved. These instructions will be updated as changes are made.

Helpful tips

Getting started with My DOR

Using My DOR

Video tutorials

 

 

Getting started with My DOR

First steps

Login or register for My DOR. You need a Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID.


If you forgot your SAW User ID, or aren’t sure if you have one, click the link above then click See if you have a SAW User ID under New user.


If you do not have a SAW User ID

    1. Click login or register for 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. Click login or register for My DOR.
    2. Login with your SAW User ID.

 

Add access to your business

If you have a business, you’ll need a letter ID to see your confidential information. A letter ID is found on your renewal letter, or you may request one.

 

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

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click Add Access to an Existing Business.
    2. Enter the UBI and letter ID for the business you want to access.
    3. Confirm the business information, then click Submit 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 an annual report + +
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 our 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 the Business Licensing home, click the business name for which you want to assign access.
    2. Click Manage User Access.
    3. Click Add New 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 don’t see the Add User tab, you only have Account Manager access.

Manage user access

You must be an Administrator to manage user access.

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business for which you want to manage access.
    2. Click Manage User Access.
    3. Click Administrator or Account Manager next to the User ID you want to edit.
    4. Select the access type you would like the user to have.

Remove user access

For one location

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business for which you want to manage access.
    2. Click Manage User Access.
    3. Click the Business Access tab.
    4. Click the user ID you want to remove, then click OK.

For all locations

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business for which you want to manage access.
    2. Click Manage User Access.
    3. Click Active next to the user ID you want to remove.

 

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

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click File New Business License Application.
    2. Complete fields and click Next to move through the application, click Previous to return to a prior screen, and click Save to finish the application later.
    3. View your completed application, check the status of an application or get a saved application by clicking the Requests tab from the Business Licensing home, then clicking on the confirmation number.

Print a copy of your completed application

    1. Click your business name.
    2. Click the Requests tab.
    3. Click the confirmation number.
    4. In the left-hand menu, click the tabs to see each page. From there, you can print each page individually

File a corporation/LLC annual report

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

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click File Corporation or LLC Annual Report.
    2. Enter you UBI number, then follow the prompts to complete your report.

Add a new business location

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click File New Business License Application.
    3. Select Open additional location, then follow the prompts to complete the request.

Add a city or specialty license endorsement

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the location where you'd like to add the license endorsement.
    3. Click Add License Endorsements/Employees.
    4. Make sure Add endorsements/registration to existing location is selected, then click Next to continue.
    5. Click any cities where you'd like to add a license endorsement, then click next. If none, click Next to continue.
    6. Check any of the specialty endorsements you'd like to add, then click Next. If none, click Next to continue.
    7. Follow the prompts to complete your request.

Get a copy of your business license

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the location for which you want to get a copy of the license.
    3. Click the Letters tab.
    4. Click the letter ID link next to "Business License."

Add or cancel a trade name

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the location where you'd like to update the trade name.
    3. Click Register/Update Trade Names.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete your request.

Hire employees

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the location where you'd like to hire employees.
    3. Click Add License Endorsements/Employees.
    4. Make sure Hire employees within 90 days is selected, then click Next to continue.

Add bank information

For one location

    1. Click the business name, then click Manage Bank Accounts.
    2. Click Single Account Payment Sources then click Setup next to the business name.
    3. Enter a unique name for this payment source and enter your bank account information.

For all locations

    1. Click the business name, then click Manage Bank Accounts.
    2. Click Other Payment Sources, then click Add New next to the businesses name.
    3. Enter a unique name for this payment source and enter your bank account information.

Edit or remove bank information

For one location

    1. Click the business name, then click Manage Bank Accounts.
    2. Click Single Account Payment Sources.
    3. Click the bank account name on the right.
    4. Click the Change or Cease tab in the upper right corner to edit or remove payment information.

For all locations

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name, then click Manage Bank Accounts.
    2. Click Other Payment Sources.
    3. Click on the bank account name on the right.
    4. Click the Change or Cease tab in the upper right corner to edit or remove payment information.

Update addresses

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the location where you'd like to update the address.
    3. Click the Names & Addresses tab.
    4. Click on the address you want to edit, then click Change location address in the upper right corner.
    5. Enter the address in the fields, then click Verify and select the best address.
    6. Click Submit to make the change, then click OK.

Add or update governing people

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

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click on the business name.
    2. Click the Governing People tab.
    3. Click Update Governing People.
    4. Check the Edit box to make changes to a current governing person’s information, or click Next to add a new governing person.
    5. Follow the prompts to complete the request.

Add, update or remove spouse information

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the location that you'd like to update.
    3. Click Show More Options, then click Update Spouse Information.
    4. Check the box to remove spouse information, or follow the prompts to add or update spouse information.

Send a message or attachment

    1. From the Business Licensing home, click the business name.
    2. Click the Messages tab.
    3. Click Send Message and complete the fields.
    4. If you need to send an attachment, click the Add tab to attach.
    5. To send your message, click Submit.