50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Washington D.C. Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Washington D.C..

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Washington D.C. Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

District of Columbia Basic Business License - Asbestos Abatement Business

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Business Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$962.50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$962.50

Due:
  • Biennially by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 75 days prior to the expiration date.

District of Columbia Basic Business License - General Contractor/Construction Manager

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Business Licensing Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

For Class A licenses: $2,500,000 in general liability insurance coverage, Class B licenses: $1,500,000, Class C or G licenses: $500,000 per occurance and $1,000,000 in aggregate, Class H licenses: $500,000 in general liability insurance coverage.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$654.50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$654.50

Due:
  • Biennially by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 75 days prior to the expiration date.

District of Columbia Basic Business License - Home Improvement Contractor

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Business Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$288.20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$288.20

Due:
  • Biennially by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 75 days prior to the expiration date.

District of Columbia Electrical Contractor License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Gasfitter Contractor License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 31 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 31 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Plumbing/Gasfitter Contractor License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 31 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractor License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Individual Licenses

Washington D.C. Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

District of Columbia Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Apprentice Gasfitter License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Apprentice Plumber License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Apprentice Plumber/Gasfitter License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Asbestos Supervisor License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By July 31 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Asbestos Worker License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By July 31 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Journeyman Gasfitter License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Journeyman Plumber/Gasfitter License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Journeyman Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Master Electrician License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Master Gasfitter License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Master Plumber License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Master Plumber/Gasfitter License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Master Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic License

Agency:District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Board of Industrial Trades

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99 license fee due after application is approved

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$99

Due:

By March 30 of even-numbered years.

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Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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