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The Permitting & Licensing Systems have been updated.  If you have saved or bookmarked links to the Accela System they may not function.  Please access the the NEW Citizen Portal and update your links and system information.  Contact us if you have any questions.

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DC Business Portal

Ready to apply for a Basic Business License? Apply now!*

* Most Basic Business Licenses (BBLs) can be issued or renewed without ever having to visit the DCRA!

This site helps streamline and personalize the interactions professionals and business owners have with DC’s regulatory affairs and support agencies making it easier for entrepreneurs to start, grow, and maintain local businesses.


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