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Directory of All Basic Business License Categories

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Below is a directory of licenses currently offered by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' Business Licensing Division. Please click on the link applicable to your business activity to access a fact sheet, which include instructions and required forms.

Category Name Endorsement
Ambulance Inspected Sales and Services
Apartment Housing: Residential
Asbestos Abatement Business Environmental Materials
Athletic Exhibition Entertainment
Auction Sales Annual Inspected Sales and Services
Auction Sales MPD Inspected Sales and Services
Auction Sales Temporary Inspected Sales and Services
Auctioneer Inspected Sales and Services
Auctioneer DC Inspected Sales and Services
Auctioneer Temporary Inspected Sales and Services
Auto Rental Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Auto Wash Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Automobile Repossessor Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Automobile Repossessor - Business Inspected Sales and Services
Bakery Public Health: Food
Barber Chair General Sales
Beauty Booth General Sales
Beauty Shop Public Health: Public Accommodations
Beauty Shop Braiding Public Health: Public Accommodations
Beauty Shop Electrology Public Health: Public Accommodations
Beauty Shop Esthetics Public Health: Public Accommodations
Beauty Shop Nails Public Health: Public Accommodations
Bed and Breakfast Housing: Transient
Billiard Parlor Entertainment
Boarding House Housing: Transient
Bowling Alley Entertainment
Bulk Fuel Above Ground Tank Environmental Materials
Bulk Fuel Below Ground Tank Environmental Materials
Bulk Fuel Metering Environmental Materials
Bulk Fuel Storage Environmental Materials
Candy Manufacturing Public Health: Food
Carnival and Fair Entertainment
Caterers Public Health: Food
Charitable Exempt General Business
Charitable Solicitation General Business
Cigarette Retail General Sales
Cigarette Wholesale General Sales
Circus Entertainment
Commission Merchant Food Public Health: Food
Consumer Goods (Auto Repair) Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Consumer Goods Electronic Repair General Service and Repair
Cooperative Association Housing: Residential
Delicatessen Public Health: Food
Driving School Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Dry Cleaners Environmental Materials
Employer-Paid Personnel Service Employment Services
Employment Agency Employment Services
Employment Counseling Employment Services
Explosives (Retail) Environmental Materials
Fireworks Sales Environmental Materials
Fireworks Sales Temp Environmental Materials
Fireworks Wholesale Environmental Materials
Food Products Public Health: Food
Food Vending Machine Public Health: Food
Funeral Establishment Public Health: Funeral Establishments
Game Table Entertainment
Gasoline Dealer Environmental Materials
General Business General Business
General Contractor/Construction Manager General Service and Repair
Grocery Store Public Health: Food
Health Spa Public Health: Public Accommodations
Health Spa Sales Public Health: Public Accommodations
Home Improvement Contractor General Service and Repair
Home Improvement Salesperson General Service and Repair
Hotel Housing: Transient
Ice Cream Manufacturer Public Health: Food
Inn and Motel Housing: Transient
Kerosene Sales Environmental Materials
Marine Food Product (Wholesale) Public Health: Food Wholesale
Marine Food Product (Retail) Public Health: Food
Massage Establishment Public Health: Public Accommodations
Mattress Manufacturer** Manufacturing
Mattress Sales** Manufacturing
Mattress Storage Public Health: Public Accommodations
Mechanical Amusement Machine Entertainment
Mobile Delicatessen Entertainment
Motion Picture Theatre Entertainment
Motor Vehicle Dealer Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Motor Vehicle Reinsp. Station General Service and Repair
Motor Vehicle Reinspector General Service and Repair
Motor Vehicle Sales

Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair

Moving and Storage  General Service and Repair
One Family Rental Housing: Residential
Outdoor Signs General Service and Repair
Parking Facility General Service and Repair
Parking Facility Attendant General Sales
Patent Medicine Public Health: Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals
Pawnbroker Inspected Sales and Services
Pesticide Applicator Environmental Materials
Pesticide Dealer RSTD-USE Environmental Materials
Pesticide Operator Environmental Materials
Pesticide Public Applicator Environmental Materials
Pesticide Public Operator Environmental Materials
Pet Shop Inspected Sales and Services
Power Laundry General Service and Repair
Public Hall Entertainment
Public School Cafeteria Public Health: Food
Pyroxylin Environmental Materials
Restaurant Public Health: Food
Rooming House Housing: Transient
Second Hand Dealers (B) General Sales
Secondhand Dealers (A) Inspected Sales and Services
Secondhand Dealers (C) Inspected Sales and Services
Security Alarm Agent Inspected Sales and Services
Security Alarm Dealer Inspected Sales and Services
Security Agency Inspected Sales and Services
Security Person Inspected Sales and Services
Skating Rink Entertainment
Solicitor General Sales
Solid Waste Collector Environmental Materials
Solid Waste Vehicle Environmental Materials
Solvent Sales Environmental Materials
Special Events Entertainment
Swimming Pool Public Health: Public Accommodations
Swimming Pool DC Public Health: Public Accommodations
Temp Secondhand Dealers Inspected Sales and Services
Temporary Auctioneer Inspected Sales and Services
Theater (Live) Entertainment
Tow Truck Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Tow Truck Business Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Tow Truck Storage Lot Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Two Family Rental Housing: Residential
Used Car Buyer Seller Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Used Car Lot Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Used Car Seller Only Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, & Repair
Valet Parking General Service and Repair
Varsol Sales Environmental Materials
Vendor (B) General Sales
Vendor (D) General Sales
Vendor (A) Public Health: Food
 

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