Renew your license: Collection agencies

Learn how to renew your collection agency license in Washington.

Get your license faster! Renew or update your license online.

Renew your license

  • You must renew your license every year
  • You can renew up to 120 days before your license expires
  • There will be a late fee if you don't renew before the expiration

Renewal requirements

You must complete a renewal application form and provide supporting documents if needed.

Update your contact information online, if necessary, before you renew your license.

How to renew your license

Follow these steps to renew your license.

1. Gather the required documents

  • The name and phone number of a contact person for each licensed location
    • If you have an in-state Collection Agency License, all contact persons for Washington offices must be Washington residents.
  • Payment for the license renewal fees
    • You may be able to get your fees waived if you have an out-of-state collection agency. See below for details.

Waive your renewal fees (out-of-state agencies only)

If you have an Out-of-State Collection Agency License, we may waive the renewal fee if your home state doesn't require fees for non-resident, out-of-state agencies. Mail your waiver request and a copy of your home state regulations regarding collection agency fees to:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

2. Submit your renewal application

Choose the method that works best for you.

Renew your license online

You'll receive your license faster by renewing and paying online.

Renew on the Department of Revenue's website.

Renew your license by mail

To renew by mail, follow the instructions on your renewal notice.

If you did not receive a renewal notice, contact the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service at 360-705-6741. Have your Unified Business Identification (UBI) number ready.

Mail your form and a check or money order for the renewal fee (payable to the Department of Revenue) to:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-1318
(TTY: Call 711)
mail Email:
location_on Address:
Collection Agencies
Department of Licensing PO Box 9012
Olympia , WA 98507-9045
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