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.