Every business operating in the City of Lacey must be registered with the city. This includes in-home businesses, in-city businesses (owned and operated in the city), out-of-city businesses that have transactions in Lacey, and temporary businesses (fruit stands, tree sales, and car sales). The city contracts with the State Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service (BLS) to help streamline and provide better benefits to local businesses. BLS acts as a one-stop-shop for business licensing requirements and offers an online application and renewal process option, including credit card and e-payment options. BLS also offers services that can help businesses to open, re-open, renew, and change ownership, and/or locations, as well as a myriad of other options for businesses.