Applying Online

Washington Department of Revenue: Business Licensing Services

City of Longview general license applications is available at the Business Licensing Services website. Have questions about the website? Call 360-705-6741. Before starting the application, please have the following information available:

  • Business Information
    • Activities
    • Estimated Annual Income
    • Location
    • Start Date
  • Employee Information
    • Activities
    • Ages
    • Desired Workers Comp Coverage and/or Unemployment Insurance
    • Number of Employees
  • Owner and Spouse Personal Information
    • Address
    • Full Name
    • Phone Number
    • SSN
  • Ownership Structure
    • LLC
    • Non-Profit
    • Partnership
    • Sole Proprietor

Washington Secretary of State

If the business structure is a Corporation, Limited Liability Corporation, or Non-Profit Organization, businesses should register with the Secretary of State prior to completing a city business license application. The fee to register online is $200. Need more information? Call 360-725-0377.

Labor & Industries

Performing contracting work in Longview city limits? Be sure you are licensed through Labor and Industries before applying for a city license. For additional questions call 360-902-5226.

Department of Revenue (DOR)

My DOR is the Department of Revenue’s new online application for business licensing.

With My DOR, you can:

  • Check on the status of a business account
  • File a Business License Application
  • File an annual renewal
  • Update account and business information
  • View and pay any outstanding fees

Registering for My DOR

You can access My DOR by selecting the Login button in the upper right corner. You will need a Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID.


If you forgot your SAW user ID, or aren’t sure if you have one, select Login in the upper right corner then select, See if you have a user ID.

  • If you do not have a SAW User ID
    • Select Login in the upper right corner.
    • Select Sign Up and follow the prompts.
    • You will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Select the link to sign in.
    • Follow the directions under Setting up My DOR.
  • If you have a SAW User ID
    • Select Login in the upper right corner.
    • Log in with your SAW user ID.
    •  Follow the directions under Setting up My DOR.

  • Add a new business location
    • Select the business name.
    • Select Add New Business Location and follow the prompts.
  • Add or update governing people
    • Select on the business name of the business you want to edit.
    • Select the Governing People tab, then select Update Governing People.
    • Check the Edit box to make changes to a current governing person’s information, or select Next to add a new governing person. Follow the prompts to complete the request.
  • File a Business License Application
    • Select File Business License Application.
    • Complete fields and select Next to move through the application, select Previous to return to a prior screen and select Save to finish the application later.

You can view your completed application or retrieve a saved application by selecting the Requests tab from the Business Licensing home, then selecting the confirmation number.

  • Update legal name or addresses
    • Select the business name of the business you want to edit.
    • Select the Names and Addresses tab, then select Mailing Address.
    •  Enter the updated mailing information in the address fields, then select Verify Address and select the best address.
    •  Select Save to submit the change, then select OK.