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:



        Learn how to:

      • 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: 360-705-6741
      Fax: 360-705-6699