The term Business License refers to state or local authorizations for the company to do business in a jurisdiction. Business Licenses are often used by Banks and other third parties to verify that a company is authorized to do business in a particular jurisdiction. The statewide links to apply are:
- California: https://onlineservices.cdtfa.ca.gov/_/. You can also lookup city and county-specific permits and licenses here: https://www.calgold.ca.gov/.
- Washington: https://dor.wa.gov/open-business/apply-business-license. To apply, you will need the Company’s Washington UBI number, which is provided by the State after filing the foreign qualification.