Washington D.C. Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Washington D.C. licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Washington D.C.-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Washington D.C. State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Washington D.C. that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • DCRA Corporations Division
  • District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
  • District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
  • District of Columbia Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture
  • District of Columbia Board of Industrial Trades
  • District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy
  • District of Columbia Board of Professional Engineering
  • District of Columbia Board of Real Estate Appraisers
  • District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • District of Columbia Department of Employment Services
  • District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking
  • District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
  • District of Columbia Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications
  • District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue
  • District of Columbia Pharmaceutical Control Division
  • District of Columbia Public Service Commission
  • District of Columbia Real Estate Commission
  • District of Columbia, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Washington D.C. Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Washington D.C. that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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