How to get your license: Employment directory services

Who needs a license?

You must have an employment directory service license to operate any for-profit business that only provides written or verbal lists of employers, and doesn’t include specified positions.

How to apply

  1. Complete a Business License Application.
  2. Enclose all of the following:
    • A copy of the client contract. (See Contract term guidelines to see what should be included in the contract.)
    • The appropriate fee (check or money order payable to the Department of Revenue).
  3. Mail your completed application, supporting documents, and fees to:
    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Note: Please be sure to notify our office in writing of any address changes.

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