Small Business Checklists - Other Agencies

Other government agencies to deal with

Federal Agencies
Small Business Administration

SCORE -- (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Provides a wide range of services for small businesses
Consumer Product Safety Commission   This is a link specific to small business
Consumer Protection Agencies (plural) Assure products meet minimum requirements
Environmental Protection Agency    
Federal Trade Commission  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service  

IRS page for small business

  • Pay business taxes
  • Prepare & submit annual business tax returns
  • Deposit payroll taxes you withhold
  • Supply each employee with a W-2 after the end of the year
  • Calculate and remit federal excise tax collections
Citizenship and Immigration Services    
Dept of Justice -- ADA Information & Assistance Information and technical assistance on complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act
Social Security Administration -- information for employers
Department of Labor -- Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • The Federal Safety & Health agency
Note: OSHA does not exercise jurisdiction over most workplaces in Washington state. That jurisdiction has been given to WISHA
State of Washington agencies - Agency Index

Department of Licensing

The place to begin!

Office of Regulatory Assistance


Tying together all of the regulatory agencies of Washington State government

Attorney General's Office


  • Consumer protection regulations
  • State anti-trust regulations

Department of Agriculture


Department of Ecology


  • Clean air regulations
  • Dangerous waste regulations
  • Waste water regulations
  • Underground storage tank regulations
  • Waste reduction planning

Department of Health


Human Rights Commission


Department of Natural Resources


Washington State Department of Revenue


Employment Security


Department of Social and Health Services


Small Business Development Centers One-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments.
Local government agencies


Links to counties, then links to county offices

Cities and towns

Links to your specific community, with a complete listing of permits, regulations & taxes

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