FAST FACT: DOL also regulates more than 30 professions

August 15, 2011
courtesy: Seattle Times/ NW Jobs
Tatoo artist Hanz Zarate of Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor in Seattle. (Seattle Times photo by Michelle Archer)

While most everyone knows we issue driver licenses, ID cards and vehicle tabs, an often overlooked area of the Department of Licensing’s responsibilities is business and professional licensing.  We regulate 34 professions that represent more than 264,000 active licensees. 

A recent  Seattle Times article provides a great overview of our programs.


DOL expands online business licensing

October 29, 2009

by Christine Anthony

The Department of Licensing has increased its offering of online business licenses from five to more than 90, in a recent expansion of the Internet Master Business Application.

The department is making it easier for business owners to register for multiple licenses that are regulated by multiple state agencies.

“We are providing one-stop licensing services for business owners that will… (read more).


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