Start a Business in Washington

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Businesses in Washington need to be registered with the Washington Secretary of State. The Secretary of State of Washington is the primary custodian of state records and business registrations. You can find information on a Washington Business by searching the Washington Secretary of State website.

The Secretary of State of Washington can also handles the dissolution of a Business.


You can find an up-to-date link to the Washington Business search page here: Washington Secretary of State

When you have your result, there will usually be several pieces of information about the Business.

  • Registered Name
  • Business Identification Number
  • Current Standing
  • Business Address
  • Business Agent of Service
  • Registered Agent Address
  • Telephone

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy's