Washington D.C. Business License
General Business License Requirements for Washington D.C..
Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services.
This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Washington D.C..
Washington D.C. General Business Licenses
District of Columbia General Business License
|Agency:||District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Business Licensing Division |
DC Code § 44-1700; 47-2851 DC Municipal Regulations, Title 16, Chapter 13 and DC Code § 47-285103D; DC Municipal Regulations, Title 17, Chapter 38.
Businesses that have a basic business license in a different classification than the general business license typically do not need a general business license as well. Only businesses with elevator, retail cigarette, patent medicine, food product, or vending machine classifications will need to apply for the additional general business license. Nonprofit organizations generally hold a charitable solicitation license instead of a general business license.
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