Business Licensing in the District of Columbia

District of Columbia Business Licensing requirements mandate that all businesses operating in DC are required to be registered or licensed by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).This department also issues permits and recognizes business ownership types. The Business and Professional Licensing Administration of the department is for obtaining business licenses and the Permit Center is for occupation and construction permits in the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Issues Business Licenses for the Following Business activities:

For more information on business licensing, please contact Antonoplos & Associates at 202-803-5676 or on the web at