September 12, 2023: Certificates and Notifications issued by our office will look slightly different starting in October.

  • ALL certificates and notifications issued by our office can be viewed in the business’s filing history.
  • Verify the authenticity of notifications from our office by reviewing the business’s filing history in our Corporations and Charities Filing System (CCFS).


Veteran/Service Member Owned Business Information

Below are just a few resources for Veterans and Service Members looking for information about starting or running a business.

Veteran/Service Member Owned Business Registry - Veterans who served honorably and U.S. Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard Service Members are eligible for the registry. The Veteran or Service Member must control and own at least 51% of the business and the business must be legally operating in the State of Washington. There is no cost to register your business with the Veteran/Service Member Owned Business Registry.

Linked Deposit Program - Up to 2% Interest Rate Reduction on Business Loans
The Washington State Veteran Linked Deposit Program improves access to capital for certified Veteran and Service Member owned business enterprises by decreasing interest rates on small business loans up to 2%!

FOr information on these programs and others click on WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS