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DCRA will be conducting ProjectDox system maintenance from 5 pm Friday, February 12, 2016 until Tuesday morning, February 16, 2016. The ProjectDox system will not be available for use during this time, and we will notify users when the system maintenance is completed. This email will come from the PDADMIN@DC.GOV email address.

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DC Code and DC Municipal Regulations (DCMR)

What DC Code stipulates that I must get a General Business License?

Title 47 of the DC Code; Chapter 28 (found in Volume 21A). Specifically, § 47-2851.03d: “A General Business License shall be required for all businesses engaging in any business transaction in the District that have a business tax identification number and who are not otherwise required to obtain an endorsement under a license endorsement category under this chapter. If a business entity is comprised of principals who are required to maintain licenses granted or regulated by a local, state, or national certification board or body, the entity and its licensed principals shall not be required to obtain a General Business License. A biennial fee of $200 shall be charged for the General Business License.” Additional licensing requirements and procedures can be found in Chapter 38 of Title 17 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

Where can I access the DC Code and District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR)?

You may access the DC Code and the DCMR online.

Also, most District libraries maintain updated volumes of the DC Code  and the DCMR.