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Get a Skating Rink License

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Get a Skating Rink License
 
 
NAICS CODE: 713940
 
NAICS DESCRIPTION: Establishments engaged in operating fitness and recreational sports facilities) or entertainment of any description including theatrical or dramatic performances of any kind are conducted, for profit or gain (where skates are used).
 
Endorsement Class:  Entertainment Services
 
Legal Authority:  DC Official Code: 47-2820; 47-2851.03a
 
License Duration: Two (2) Years                 
Category License Fee: $1,300.00
Application Fee: $70.00                 
Endorsement Fee: $25.00 
10% Technology Fee: $139.50
Total Fee: $1,534.50
 
 
 
 
Application Requirements
All applicants for a Basic Business License must comply with the following DC Code requirements: 
 
Corporate Registration
If your organization is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or in some cases, a trust, said organization must be registered and in good standing with the Corporations Division. For more information, including assistance with completing the application process, please contact the Corporations Division at (202) 442-4432 or visit DCRA Corporate Registration Information Center.
 
Non-Resident of the District of Columbia (including Foreign Corporations)
If you are not a resident of the District of Columbia, you'll need to appoint a Resident Agent or an Attorney-in-Fact who lives or works in an office in the District, who will be the official recipient of any financial, process, or legal notices that we need to send to you. If you are not a DC resident, please complete the Certified Resident Agent Appointment Form.
 
Corporate Registered Agents
Any business required to register with the Corporations Division is required to maintain a registered agent. Said registered agent may be a bona fide District of Columbia resident or a company physically located in the District of Columbia. The registered agent’s office may or may not be the same address as the place of business.
 
Resident Agents
Family trusts, general partnerships, and sole proprietors are required to maintain a resident agent. Said resident agent may be a bona fide District of Columbia resident or a company physically located in the District of Columbia. The resident agent’s office may or may not be the same address as the place of business.
 
Trade Name Registration (Use of Fictitious Business Name)
A business operating under a fictitious name or a name other than the legally recognized name must register the trade name with the Corporations Division. For more information, including assistance with completing the trade name application process, please contact the Corporations Division at (202) 442-4432 or visit DCRA Corporate Registration Information Center.
 
Basic Business License Application
All applicants for a Basic Business License must complete an application, remit the associated payment, and submit the required supporting documentation.
 
Clean Hands Self-Certification
All applicants must certify that no more than $100 is owed to the District of Columbia Government as a result of fees, penalties, interest, or taxes through completion of a Clean Hands Self-Certification.  
 
Tax Number
All applicants must provide a registered tax number (i.e., SSN or FEIN) at the time of application. Register by completing and filing a Combined Business Tax Registration Application (Form FR-500) with the Office of Tax and Revenue, 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W270, Washington, DC 20024. Online registration is available at the Business Tax Service Center. For more information, please call the Tax Customer Service Center at (202) 727-4829.
 
Fire Marshall Inspection
All applicants for a Basic Business License for the Skating Rink category must provide an approved inspection from the DC Fire Marshall pursuant to DC Municipal Regulations and the DC Code. All businesses that manufacture, wholesale, warehouse, distribute, sell or use toxic or flammable materials or provide services to large audiences (theatres, restaurants, and public halls) are subject to inspection to ensure the safety of customers, employees, and property.

A Fire Marshall Inspection can be obtained from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department, Fire Prevention Inspection Division, (202) 727-1614, 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.
 
Department of Health Approval
If prepared food is being sold, your business activity must be inspected and/or receive approval to operate by the DC Health (DOH) Environmental Health Administration; Bureau of Food, Drug, and Radiation Protection (Food Protection Division), located at 899 North Capitol Street, NE, 8th Floor, Washington, DC, or call the Food Protection Division at (202) 535-2180 for DOH approval procedures.
 
 
 
Application Submission Methods
 
Online.
You may apply for a Basic Business License and pay with a major credit/debit card via the DC Business Portal. Some categories are available for immediate printing. Get out of line and get online! APPLY ONLINE NOW!
 
In-Person.
You may apply for a Basic Business License in-person with cash, check, money order or a major credit/debit card by visiting the DCRA, Business License Center, 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024. No appointments are required. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Via Mail.
You may apply for a Basic Business License and pay with a check or money order via mail. Please submit all requirements including the associated fee. Make check or money order payable to “DC Treasurer.”
 
Mail complete application and payment to:
Wells Fargo Bank
DC Government Wholesale Lockbox 91360
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
 
Note: Processing times for Basic Business Licenses submitted by mail may take up to 30 business days. Please consider applying online or in-person for the fastest turnaround.
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