Apply For a Statewide Vendor Number

Statewide Vendor Form

Payments that are processed by DCYF require the person or child care center to have a statewide vendor (SWV) number.

E-mail your SWV number, name and STARS or Provider ID to dcyf.finance@dcyf.wa.gov in order to connect your SWV number to your MERIT account. 

If you do not have a SWV number, you will need to complete a Statewide Payee Registration form (see below). Once completed, print a hard copy and sign the SWV form before sending it to DCYF.  Please submit your signed SWV form via: 

Fax: 360-725-2843 or

Mail to:  

The Department Children, Youth, and Families, Fiscal Department
PO Box 40970 
Olympia, WA 98504-0970

If you have questions about the form, call us at 866.482.4325 and choose option 5 or e-mail dcyf.finance@dcyf.wa.gov

Individual/STARS Statewide Vendor Form

Fill out this form if you are an employee at a child care home or center.  To assist you with this process, please use the "How To Fill out the SWV Form" sheet.  

English - Individual/Employee

Licensed Provider Statewide Vendor Form

Fill out this form if you are a licensed child care provider.  To assist you with this process, please use the "How To Fill out the SWV Form" sheet.

English - Provider