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post #16 of 25

WA state DOL 

 

For Consumers

 

Business look up

 

Search business and professional licenses

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by RedInLove View Post

What makes me take pause is the fact that the bride is being vague about the vendor contact info. That doesn't sit well with me at all and I would not provide the info without them reciprocating.


It seemed to be the venue itself acting odd about it, they didn't want to talk to me directly. She actually just forwarded me the e-mails from the coordinator, I have no problem showing my paperwork to whoever wants to see it, so I scanned it and sent it to her, and the coordinator's e-mail. (if he doesn't like that, tough luck :P)

 

 

Does make me wonder about couples who have their cakes made by family members though. I have always assumed the baker, or the couple would be liable for an 'illegal cake', not the venue. When we got married, we signed a waiver that said the venue took no responsibility for outside food or drink served on their premises.

Seems I need to do some serious brushing up on my information!

post #18 of 25
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/checkstatus.html

Under the Search Business Licenses link. I was able to find OP's UBI number, business license status (for both businesses), the name of the owner, address, entity type, and associated DOR record, but no insurance status.
post #19 of 25
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http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/checkstatus.html

Under the Search Business Licenses link. I was able to find OP's UBI number, business license status (for both businesses), the name of the owner, address, entity type, and associated DOR record, but no insurance status.

Why wouldn't insurance show up? Or is it not supposed to? I looked up a few other local people, and nothing else showed up for them either.

post #20 of 25
Sorry, I didn't mean that no insurance showing up was specific to your business...it looks like insurance info is not within the scope of the DOL or DOR searches at all. Which makes sense, as insurance is handled by private companies.
post #21 of 25
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Sorry, I didn't mean that no insurance showing up was specific to your business...it looks like insurance info is not within the scope of the DOL or DOR searches at all. Which makes sense, as insurance is handled by private companies.


Oh, ok, haha. I was all worried :) That makes sense.

post #22 of 25

I don't know why the DOL doesn't have insurance information. I know the department of L&I does have that, but as you mentioned it's only for contractors. Maybe because contractors work in/on people's homes and most business are supposed to display insurance on business premises?

 

Either way, i think more places should ask for that information.

post #23 of 25
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I don't know why the DOL doesn't have insurance information. I know the department of L&I does have that, but as you mentioned it's only for contractors. Maybe because contractors work in/on people's homes and most business are supposed to display insurance on business premises?
I believe most state departments that handle licenses for contractors and trades require proof of insurance as a condition of having an active license. Other licenses (such as those covered by DOL in WA) usually don't require insurance.
post #24 of 25
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It seemed to be the venue itself acting odd about it, they didn't want to talk to me directly. She actually just forwarded me the e-mails from the coordinator, I have no problem showing my paperwork to whoever wants to see it, so I scanned it and sent it to her, and the coordinator's e-mail. (if he doesn't like that, tough luck :P)

 

 

I'm glad you got the forwarded emails. An odd-acting venue would make me suspicious. My initial though was that the bride was claiming the venue wanted it but it was she that really wanted it for whatever reason, and was being vague so as to prevent you from contacting the venue and discovering they never asked for it. What she would have wanted it for and any reason for being vague was beyond me, but that was my first thought. I'm glad it has worked out!

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post #25 of 25
I had this happen last year when my daughter got married. When she made it known to the venue that she would be supplying the cake rather than buying from them, they rather rudely told her that whoever supplied the cake would have to be licensed and insured. When she informed them that her mother ( me!) would be bringing the cake from TN to MI for the wedding, they still wouldn't budge. However, when she told them either she was having me make the cake or they would lose her business, they became very accommodating! They didn't care about anything legal they just wanted to sell her an exhorbidantly priced cake!
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