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The DC Business Center will be down from 10pm Friday, October 18 to 6pm Saturday, October 19th for scheduled maintenance. During this time you can still track business licenses and review account information by visiting the My DC Business Center.

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Special Events

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ Special Events Division ensures public safety at special events occurring in the Nation’s Capital in cooperation with numerous federal and local government agencies. The Division licenses and regulates special events through a facilitated application review and approval process to ensure code compliance. Special events (i.e., street festivals, health fairs, circuses, live performances, public lectures) may take place on private or public property.

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Special Event on Private/Public Property
Planning a Special Event on Private/Public Property?  Get information here to get started..

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Special Event with Street Closure(s)
Planning an event Special Event that requires a Street Closure?  Get information here to get started.


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Special Events Information
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Special Events Services
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Special Events Documents & Information
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Special Events Contact Information
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