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City has partnered with the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service

City LogoWe are pleased to announce that the City of Ocean Shores has partnered with the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS) effective January 21st, 2021. BLS will process the City of Ocean Shores’ business licenses and renewals.

Registering with the City of Ocean Shores through the Business Licensing Service

Department of Revenue Washington LogoOur partnership with BLS will allow you “one-stop shopping” when maintaining or renewing many of your state and city licenses. New or expanding businesses will be able to apply for their city license online along with other state and local licenses that partner with BLS.

What do I have to do?

Right now, you do not have to take any action. About six weeks before your current license expiration date, the Business Licensing Service will send you a license renewal letter with instructions on how to renew your City of Ocean Shores business license. You may use e-check or credit card to make payment for online transactions. If you prefer to renew your license by mail using the BLS renewal form, please do so in plenty of time to reach BLS before the expiration date and include a check made out to DOR for the appropriate amount.

What fees will I have to pay?

For renewals, you will still pay the City of Ocean Shores license fee. If your renewal is for 12 or more months, it will also show a $10 renewal processing fee for all state and local licenses for your business location.

If you have questions

For more information, visit or call BLS at 360-705-6741.