Contact Washington State

Contact one of our call centers if you having trouble finding the resources and help you need for your new or established business.

 
Our Call Centers
Operating 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
(Unless noted otherwise)
Closed during Washington State holidays.
 If you have a Unified Business Identifier number, have it ready to reference before you call.
Dial 711 for free Washington Relay service.
 
1-800-917-0043
For email, postal mail, and office address information, visit the ORIA information center’s page.

The ORIA Information Center provides general regulatory support on issues related to activities in Washington state. Typically this includes answering questions related to environmental permitting and business licensing but is not limited to these topics. ORIA can help you understand the environmental permitting and business licensing process and connect you with the right people in local, state, or federal agencies for your type of business or project.

 
Division of Corporation and Charities
360-725-0377
For email, postal mail, and office address information, visit the Division of  Corporation and Charities’ contact page.

Find help with Find help with the registration and maintenance of corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), and limited partnerships (LP).

Find guidance for Trademarks and Apostilles (documents used in foreign countries)

Live with a Secretary of State representative.

 
Business Licensing Service (BLS)
1-800-451-7985
For email, postal mail, and office address information, visit the BLS contact page.

BLS oversees online and paper filing of business license applications and provides related services.

The BLS can help you with:

  Open or reopen a business.

  Renew your business license.

  Change ownership of your business.

  Change business locations.

  Register or change a trade name.

  Hire employees.

  Obtain minor work permits.

  Get optional insurance coverage.

 

 
Taxpayer Services
1-800-647-7706
For email, postal mail, and office address information, visit the DOR’s contact page.

The DOR’s mission is to fairly and efficiently collect revenues and administer programs to fund public services and advocate sound tax policy.

DOR representatives can answer your questions about:

  Business tax registration.

  Washington’s business and occupation tax, sales tax, and state public utility taxes.

  Tax incentives and credits.

  Excise taxes.

  Filing and paying taxes.

  Referrals to tax specialists when needed.

 
1-800-547-8367
For email, postal mail, and office address information, visit the L & I contact page.

L&I helps employers meet safety and health standards, operates the state's workers' compensation system, and enforces programs to ensure workers are paid what they are owed, that children's and teens' work hours are limited, and that consumers are protected from unsound building practices.

L&I can help you answer questions about:

  Workers’ compensation claims and employer accounts.

  Wage and hour rules.

  Construction contractor registration.

  Workplace safety and health.

 
877-504-5607
For email, postal mail, and office address information, visit the ESD contact page for employers.

Businesses with employees in Washington must register with the ESD, file quarterly wage reports and pay unemployment-insurance taxes.

ESD representatives can help you understand:

  Unemployment insurance taxes.


  Paying out unemployment benefits.


  Employment services to workers and businesses.