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Business & Professional Licensing Administration (BPLA)

BPLA consists of eight (8) divisions: Business Licensing, Consumer Protection, Corporations, Professional Licensing, Regulatory Investigations, Small Business Resource Center, Special Events, Vending, and Weights & Measures.


Featured Services

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Get a Basic Business License
Start or expand your business in the Nation's Capital.

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Renew Your Basic Business License
How can we help you maintain or grow your business?

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SBRC Free Workshops
Make it easier to start a business in the District of Columbia. Register for our classes today!

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DC Business Center
Create a personalized space to apply for, renew, and track Business Licenses.

 

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Get a Vending License
Any person engaged in taking and selling goods and services which operates exclusively from public space.

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Lookup a Business
Looking for regulatory information on a DC Business?  Start here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What Can We Help You With?

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BPLA Information
Looking for specific information?  Get the important you need right here.

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BPLA Services
Need services from BPLA?  Get a listing of all services right here.

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BPLA Documents
Looking for a document?  Get all of your documents right here.

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BPLA Divisions
Get information on all of the BPLA Divisions right here.

 

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BPLA News & Updates
Stay informed.  Get the latest News & Updates right here!

 

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BPLA FAQs
Got questions?  View the Most Frequently Asked Questions here.

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BPLA Contact Information
Need to contact us?  Get our contact information right here.