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.
Get a Basic Business License
Start or expand your business in the Nation's Capital.
Renew Your Basic Business License
How can we help you maintain or grow your business?
SBRC Free Workshops
Make it easier to start a business in the District of Columbia. Register for our classes today!
DC Business Center
Create a personalized space to apply for, renew, and track Business Licenses.
Get a Vending License
Any person engaged in taking and selling goods and services which operates exclusively from public space.
Lookup a Business
Looking for regulatory information on a DC Business? Start here.
What Can We Help You With?
Looking for specific information? Get the important you need right here.
Need services from BPLA? Get a listing of all services right here.
Looking for a document? Get all of your documents right here.
Get information on all of the BPLA Divisions right here.
BPLA News & Updates
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Got questions? View the Most Frequently Asked Questions here.
BPLA Contact Information
Need to contact us? Get our contact information right here.