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Basic Business License Renewal Overview

Renewal Eligibility

A Basic Business License is eligible for renewal seventy-five (75) days prior to a license's expiration. If your license is eligible for renewal, you may RENEW ONLINE at My DC Business Center (mybusiness.dc.gov). If you do not already have an existing account, you must first create a My DC Business Center account. 

 

Late Fee & Penalty Schedule

All Basic Business Licenses comply with the following Late Fee & Penalty Schedule for failure to renew:

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Instructions for Online Renewal

If you obtained your Basic Business License through My DC Business Center, you may renew the license by:
 
1) Logging into your existing My DC Business Center​ account;
2) Select 'My BBLs';
3) DO NOT Select the blue "Renew an Existing License"; Scroll down until your BBL record;
4) Select the blue 'RENEW' hyperlink to the right of your license;
5) Proceed with your renewal application.
 

Instructions for First-Time Former Paper Applicants

If you obtained your Basic Business License by submitting a paper application and have never managed your license via My DC Business Center, you will need the following to renew:

1) ABL number
2) FEIN/SSN; and
3) 6-digit pin.
 
Refer to your BBL Renewal Bill for your ABL number and your 6-digit pin.

Renew the license by:

1) Logging into your existing My DC Business Center​ account;
2) Select 'My BBLs';
3) Select the blue "Renew an Existing License";
4) Input the requested credentials, including the 6-digit pin provided on your renewal bill;
5) Proceed with your renewal application.
 

Linking a My DC Business Center to AccessDC

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Effective June 20, 2020, My DC Business Center​ is linked with AccessDC​, a single login to receive DC Government services.
 
If this is your first visit to the My DC Business Center since the June 20, 2020 launch of Access DC, please take the following steps:
  • Open a browser tab and go to My DC Business Center​;
  • Register with AccessDC​ using email address;
  • Complete the link account step in the DC Business Center and enter User ID;
  • You will need to know the original My DC Business Center password or use the 'Forgot password?' feature on the LINK PAGE.​
If you already have registered for an AccessDC account, please take the following steps:
  • Open a browser tab and go to My DC Business Center​;
  • Log into the AccessDC account using email address;
  • Complete the link account step in the DC Business Center and select User ID;
  • You will need to know the original My DC Business Center password or use the 'Forgot password?' feature on the LINK PAGE.

 

Tips for Basic Business License Renewal

 

 

 
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