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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Company Licenses

Washington D.C. Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

District of Columbia Asbestos Abatement Business License

More Information:

https://dcra.dc.gov/node/515072

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

District of Columbia Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

By November 30 of odd-numbered years.

District of Columbia Gasfitter Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

By March 31 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia General Contractor License

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

Form:

Basic Business License Application

Agency fee:

$654.50

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$654.50

Due:

Biennially

District of Columbia Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

https://dcra.dc.gov/node/514862

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

District of Columbia Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

By March 31 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Plumbing/Gasfitter Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

By March 31 of even-numbered years.

District of Columbia Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Individual Licenses

Washington D.C. Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

District of Columbia Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Apprentice Gasfitter License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Apprentice Plumber/Gasfitter License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Asbestos Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Asbestos Worker License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Journeyman Gasfitter License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Journeyman Plumber/Gasfitter License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Journeyman Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Master Gasfitter License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Master Plumber/Gasfitter License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

District of Columbia Master Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic License

More Information:

https://www.dcopla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DCRA_OPLA_LicenseFees_18APR2018.pdf

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

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