The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division will be open and doing business as usual, even if there is a state government shutdown. Annual report filings provided by the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS) will not be available as of June 27th. Reminder: the Secretary of State does not have the authority to answer tax and BLS questions on the Department of Revenue’s behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Do I need to register my out of state business in Washington State?

What addresses to use?

What are Washington business structures?

Registered Agents?

Governors/Officers/Directors/Members/Managers?

How do you reinstate a business that was administratively dissolved or authority revoked?

How do I get copies of documents recorded with the Secretary of State?

Glossary of Terms