The Washington Secretary of State has implemented a program for filing License Renewal/Annual Reports online. If you would like to file online, you should know the following:
The Secretary of State will send out the license renewal form to the registered agent for the company, as it has in the past. When HCMP is the registered agent, we usually complete the form and mail it to you for execution and filing. If you want to file online, you will need the company's UBI number and password which are printed on the face of the license renewal form. Neither the Department of Licensing nor the Secretary of State staff has access to your password and no duplicate passwords can be issued. If you do not have the password, lose the password or are ineligible to receive one, you may only file the traditional paper license renewal and annual report forms.
To log in to the online company license renewal form, go to http://bls.dor.wa.gov/renewcorp.aspx. Then, using the UBI number and password, complete and submit the online form for your company. Always print a copy of the online form as filed and the confirmation information page for your records. If HCMP is the registered agent, you should send us a copy of the printed annual report and confirmation form.
Payment of fees online can only be made with MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards. Upon approval of your credit card, the application will be processed.
To avoid a late renewal fee, you must complete the online renewal before 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the license expiration date.
The actual license will be sent by the Secretary of State within four to six weeks to the registered agent of the company. If we are the registered agent for the company, we will send a copy of the license to you for your files.