Renew Your Contractor Registration

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Has your business changed since you last registered or renewed?

If no changes have been made to your business, choose one of the 3 contractor registration renewal options below:

If changes have been made to your business, choose the corresponding change below and follow the directions.

Contractor Registration renewal options:

by Computer  Renew online any time of day.

To complete the renewal process online, you will need:

  • All the above required documentation on file with L&I.
  • An active Contractor Registration (not suspended or canceled).
  • Your 12-digit Contractor Registration number.
  • Your Social Security Number or UBI number.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

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    Mastercard

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    American Express

    Visa

    MasterCard

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  • Note: We now accept E-Check, a one time withdrawal from your checking account.
Pay and apply online NOW using
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by Mail  Renew by mail.

Review the information in the Contractor Registration Renewal card you received in the mail, if the information in the card is correct, and your yourRequired Documentation is current, send the renewal card and a check or money order to L&I:

Department of Labor & Industries
Contractor Registration Section
PO Box 44450
Olympia WA 98504-4450

by Walk-in  Walk in to any local L&I office.

Bring your completed renewal card and required documentation to your nearest local L&I office. You can pay by cash, check, money order or credit card.

 

Required documentation for renewal.

Choose the corresponding change to your business, and follow the directions.

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  • Expand/collapse New bonding company/bond amount. (L&I doesn't have a current bond for your company)
    I have a new bonding company/bond amount since I last renewed. The old bond expired (or was canceled). What is needed to renew my registration?

    To renew your registration, we must have:

    1. Your new surety bond. ($6,000 for specialty contractors/$12,000 for general contractors on file with L&I)
      • It must be signed by your bonding agent.
      • It must be affixed with the bonding company’s seal.
      • It must be the original document, not a photocopy.
      • It may not have any errors, corrections, or "white-outs."
      • It must reach L&I before the “filing date” shown on the bond.
      • It must show the name of your business exactly as you want it registered with L&I.
    2. Your original, current Certificate of Liability Insurance (for at least $250,000) on file with L&I.
    3. Your payment of $113.40, made payable to: Department of Labor & Industries.
    4. You may bring all required documents and your payment to your local L&I office, or send to the following address:
    Department of Labor & Industries
    Contractor Registration Section
    PO Box 44450
    Olympia WA 98504-4450

    Note: Include your registration renewal card with your paperwork. It will help L&I process your renewal quickly.

  • Expand/collapse New insurance policy. (L&I doesn't have current liability insurance for your company)
    I bought a new insurance policy since I last renewed. The old policy is now expired (or was canceled) and my new policy has not been registered with L&I. What is needed to renew or reinstate my registration?

    To renew or reinstate your registration, we must have:

    1. Your new certificate of general liability insurance (for at least $250,000) on file with L&I.
      • Confirm that it has been submitted electronically by looking your business up online or calling your insurance agent OR if you're submitting a paper certificate of insurance, it must have the following:
      • Signed by your insurance agent.
      • The original document, not a photocopy.
      • No errors, corrections, or "white-outs."
      • The name of your business exactly as you are registered with L&I.
    2. Your payment of $113.40, made payable to: Department of Labor & Industries.
    3. You may bring all required documents and your payment to your local L&I office, or send to the following address:

    Washington Department of Labor & Industries
    Contractor Registration Section
    PO Box 44450
    Olympia, WA 98504-4450

    Note: Include your registration renewal card with your paperwork. It will help L&I process your renewal quickly.

  • Expand/collapse Change from sole proprietorship to partnership.
    I have changed my business from a sole proprietorship to a partnership since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?
  • Expand/collapse Change from partnership/corporation to sole proprietorship.
    I have changed my business from a partnership/corporation/limited liability company to a sole proprietorship since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?
  • Expand/collapse Change partners.
    My business partner/partners have changed since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?
  • Expand/collapse Change to a corporation.
    I have changed my business to a corporation since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?
  • Expand/collapse Change to a limited liability company (LLC).
    I have changed my business to a limited liability partnership or limited liability company since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?
  • Expand/collapse Change corporate officers.
    My business changed its corporate officers since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?

    To renew your registration, we must have:

    1. A completed Contractor Registration Officers/Members Addendum (F625-109-000) for each officer/member. This form must be the original, not a photocopy and signatures must be notarized.
    2. Your current Certificate of Liability Insurance on file with L&I.
    3. Your payment of $113.40, made payable to: Department of Labor & Industries.
      Please include:
      • Your registration renewal card with your paperwork. It will help L&I process your renewal quickly.
      • A copy of your Secretary of State annual renewal which lists your curent corporate officers or a copy of your amended report. (You may notify L&I by letter of any corporate officer changes at no charge even when you are not up for renewal.)
    4. You may bring all required documents and your payment to your local L&I office, or send to the following address:

      Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450
  • Expand/collapse Business name change.
    I have changed the name of my business since I last renewed. What is needed to renew my registration?

    You cannot renew your current registration:

    Note: Changing your company name will change your Contractor Registration number. You will need to update all advertising with your new registration number.
    1. Complete a new Application for Contractor Registration (F625-001-000).
    2. Obtain a name-change rider from your bonding company. (We will keep your original, current surety bond on file with L&I.) Or, if you have an Assignment of Savings account on file with L&I instead of a bond, fill out a Reassignment of Savings Account (F625-011-000) form to change the business name on the account.
    3. A new, current Certificate of Liability Insurance (for at least $250,000) showing your new business name.
    4. Your payment of $113.40, made payable to: Department of Labor & Industries.
    5. Please include your registration renewal card with your paperwork. It will help L&I process your new registration quickly.
    6. You may bring the required documents and your payment to your local L&I office or send to the following address:

      Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450
  • Expand/collapse Unsatisfied judgment.
    I have an unsatisfied legal judgment against my company. What is needed to renew my registration?

    To renew or reinstate your contractor registration you must:

    1. Pay the judgment in full and provide L&I with a copy of the Satisfaction of Judgment.
    2. Ask L&I whether you will be required to provide a new surety bond or Assignment of Account. If you have questions, please call L&I’s Summons & Complaints desk: 360-902-5244.
    3. Pay the renewal fee of $113.40, made payable to the Department of Labor & Industries.
    4. Important note: All documents should be received in one packet. Include your registration renewal card with your paperwork. This will help L&I process your renewal quickly.
    5. You may bring the required documents and your payment to your local L&I office or send them to the following address:

      Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450
  • Expand/collapse Change from a specialty to a general contractor.
    I want to change from a specialty contractor to a general contractor. What is needed to renew my registration?

    Note: You may change from a specialty contractor to a general contractor at any time during the year.

    To renew or upgrade your registration:

    1. Write L&I a short note to explain the change you want to make. Make sure you include the following:
      • Your contractor registration number.
      • Your signature.
      Here is a sample message: “I would like to change from a specialty to a general contractor."
    2. Contact your bonding company. You must upgrade your bond amount or increase your Assignment of Account from $6000 (for specialty contractors) to $12,000 (for general contractors). Ask the company to send the new bond to you, so that you may submit it to L&I with the rest of your materials.
      • It must be signed by your bonding agent.
      • It must be affixed with the bonding company’s seal.
      • It must be the original document, not a photocopy.
      • It may not have any errors, corrections, or "white-outs."
      • It must reach L&I before the “filing date” shown on the bond.
      • It must show the name of your business exactly as you want it registered with L&I.
    3. Make sure your current Certificate of Liability Insurance (for $250,000) is on file with L&I.
    4. Your payment of $113.40 for renewal, made payable to the Department of Labor & Industries. ($53.60 if upgrading at mid-term)
    5. IMPORTANT: All documents should be received in one packet. If upgrading at renewal, include your registration renewal card with your paperwork. This will help L&I process your renewal quickly.
    6. You may bring all required materials and your payment to your local L&I office, or send them to the following address:

      Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450

  • Expand/collapse Change specialty.
    I have changed my specialty. What is needed to renew my registration?

    Note: You may change your specialty only at the time you renew.

    To renew your registration:

    1. Look up your new Specialty Contractor code (app.leg.wa.gov).
      Note: You will need to choose one (1) specialty trade only. If you want to work in two or more trades, you must register as a general contractor.
    2. Write L&I a short note to explain the change. Make sure you include the following: Here is a sample message: “I would like to change my specialty trade. My old specialty trade is: Weather stripping. My new specialty trade is: Insulation."
    3. Make sure your surety bond ($6,000) is on file with L&I.
    4. Make sure your current Certificate of Liability Insurance (for $250,000) is on file with L&I.
    5. Your payment of $113.40, made payable to the Department of Labor & Industries.
    6. You may bring all required materials and your payment to your local L&I office, or send them to the following address:

      Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia, WA 98504-4450

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