STATE BUSINESS LICENSING PARTNERSHIP
We are pleased to announce that the Town of South Prairie has partnered with the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS). We anticipate BLS will begin processing the Town of South Prairie’s business licenses and renewals effective July 22, 2021. Some details about the process are below and more information will be provided as the date for the change approaches.
Registering with the Town of South Prairie through the Business Licensing Service
Our partnership with BLS will allow you “one-stop shopping” when maintaining or renewing many of your state and local licenses. New or expanding businesses will be able to apply for their business license online (Washington Department of Revenue) along with other state and local licenses that partner with BLS. We are sure you will value the savings in travel time, wait time, and bookkeeping costs that this service represents.
What do I have to do?
About six weeks before your current license expiration date, the Business Licensing Service will send you a license renewal letter with instructions on how to renew your Town of South Prairie business license. You may use E-check or credit card to make payment for online transactions. If you prefer to renew your license by mail using the BLS renewal form, please do so in plenty of time to reach BLS before the expiration date and include a check made out to DOR for the appropriate amount. If the renewal is received after the expiration date, a late filing fee will be assessed.
For renewals, you will still pay the Town of South Prairie license fee. The first BLS renewal will be prorated for less than a year in order to change your current Town license expiration date to match with the expiration date BLS already has for your business in their system.
For more information on the upcoming changes to the process, visit dor.wa.gov or call BLS at (360) 705-6741.