WA State Licensing: Renew Business License

Renew your license: Other businesses

When to renew

All specialty licenses available through the Business Licensing Service must be renewed each year. To avoid late renewal penalties, renew your license on or before the expiration date, as determined in the Pacific Time Zone.

License expiration date

An expiration date is printed on the top right-hand corner of your Business License document. Business Licensing Service will send you a renewal notice approximately 45 days before your license expires. It’s your responsibility to renew on time, whether you receive the renewal form or not.

What you will need:

  • American Express, Visa Discover or MasterCard debit or credit card for payment. Gift cards cannot be used. Note: The credit/debit card option is provided to you by a private, non-state vendor that will impose a 2.5% convenience fee for the service.
  • E-check payment information (bank name, routing number, bank account type, type of account, etc.) if you plan to pay with an E-check.
  • Your password (shown on your Notice to Renew).

How to renew

You may file for renewal by using one of the following options:

  • Renew online using an E-check or a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards cannot be used). Note: The credit/debit card option is provided to you by a private, non-state vendor that will impose a 2.5% convenience fee for the service. You’ll need the original renewal notice with the company’s UBI number and the password. (Must have IE6.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari)

     
  • You can’t renew online if:
    • You didn’t receive a password on your Notice to Renew.
    • Your name has changed since your last renewal. (Please note any changes on your Notice to Renew before mailing it to us.)
    • You have a suspended or revoked license.
    • Your license has been expired for an extended period of time.
  • NOTE: The unavailability of the online renewal system is not grounds for an extension to the filing deadlines. Official filing of an online renewal depends on our receipt of all fees charged to your credit card.
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  • Renew by mail using the Business License Renewal form you received with your renewal notice. Mail the completed form to:
    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034

After you renew

Print the confirmation screen for your records. You will receive your license to the address on file within 14 business days. Do not send in the paper renewal form.

Licenses not handled by Business Licensing Service

For those licenses not handled through the Business Licensing Service (for example, contractor, doctor, etc.), contact the regulatory agency listed on your license or permit for renewal requirements.