The state auditor's office is undergoing a series of audits "to determine whether Washington’s business regulations are streamlined, transparent and consistent."
Today, they released an inventory of all state regulations, by agency. There is an Excel spreadsheet for each agency showing licenses, permits and inspections required by each. The information includes the purpose of license/permit/inspection, what business activities require them, how to get a permit/license and how much it will cost, the laws requiring the license/permit/inspection, and more. Pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about any particular regulation.
As part of our Thrive Washington series, we made a number of recommendations for regulatory refom: Confronting Washington State's Overlapping Regulatory Structures.