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DCRA will be conducting systems maintenance over the next two weekends starting 5 pm Friday, February 12, 2016 until 8:15 am on February 16, 2016. And 5 pm Friday, February 19, 2016 until 8:15 am on February 22, 2016 ALL ONLINE SERVICES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THESE TWO TIME PERIODS, except the Property Information Verification System which will be available. We will notify ProjectDox users by email when the system maintenance is completed from the PDADMIN@DC.GOV address.

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Renew Your Basic Business License Online

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More than 70 percent of businesses licensed by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs can now be renewed online. Check your renewal bill for information on how quickly and easily renew your license. If you are eligible, your renewal bill will include a unique six-digit PIN number.

To renew you will need:

  • The Number printed on your renewal bill which starts with LREN or IREN
  • The Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) of your business
  • The Personal Identification Number (PIN) that is sent to you with your renewal bill

You will need to make payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

You can renew your business application online 30 days prior to the expiration of your current license. DCRA must verify the information prior to the issuance of your renewal license.

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