DC Commercial Address Required

Some business activities do not require you to operate inside the District, but do require you to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy should you decide to operate at a DC location.  Based on the business activity you have selected and the business location you indicated, your request seems to fall within this category.


In order to comply with DC law you must obtain a commercial DC address
and apply for a Certificate of Occupancy prior to submission of an
application for a Basic business License.

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20024

Office Hours: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Phone: (202) 442-4400

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