Step 1) Obtain a Copy of the Business License Application Form

WebsiteThere are several ways to apply for the registration of your trade name, but the first step would be to obtain a copy of the Business License Application form. If you’re applying online, the form is available in My DOR. You need a user ID and a password to go into the actual filing site.

You can register for one immediately. For postal mail and personal appearance applications, the Business License Application form can be downloaded from the Washington Department of Revenue website.


Step 2) Complete the Business License Application Form

Create an Operating AgreementSince the Business License Application form is multipurpose, go directly to the intended sections for trade name registration.

These include Sections 2, 3, 4, and 6. Fill out the Endorsements and Fees, Owner Information, Location/Business Information, and Signature sections. Make sure to fill out each entry carefully to avoid any errors.


Step 3) Submit the Business License Application Form

Mail in the FormWhen you’ve completed the form, you can then have it notarized and then submitted to the following:

Business Licensing Service

State of Washington

PO Box 9034

Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Business Licensing Service

Department of Revenue

6500 Linderson Way SW, 1st floor

Tumwater, WA 98501

Toll free: 1-800-451-7985

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Filing Fee: $5 trade name registration fee + $19 Business License Application fee

Note that this DBA Washington guide is made for the extent purpose of providing general information on DBA registration. It should not be used for legal purposes. Seek the expert advice of a business lawyer for legal matters involved in registering a Washington DBA name.

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