Getting a license is the final step for starting a DC business. Licensure
All businesses in DC must be licensed. The majority of DC businesses are licensed by DCRA's Business Licensing Division and Occupational and Professional License Division.
Apply for a Basic Business License
Step 1. Review business activity(s) to be conducted.
Step 2. Determine Required Category of License.
Step 4. Submit application and payment.
Apply for a Occupational or Professional License
Step 1. Determine Occupational or Professional License is required.
Step 2. Submit application and payment.