With the help of the Internet, the tedious task of applying for a business license could become a lot easier in Washington County.
To obtain a business license, a person must go to at least six different state and local agencies for approvals, according to Dennis J. Weaver, clerk of Washington County Circuit Court.
Under the new program, Weaver's office will collect information and fees required from applicants. The clerk's office will then e-mail the relevant agencies for approvals and issue the license.
Deputy Clerk Rick Hemphill said applicants eventually could apply and pay with a credit card for license renewals on the Internet.