Post  Licensure Requirements

Complete additional requirements after a Basic Business License has been issued.

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Additional approvals, licensure and/or registrations after a BBL has been issued are required for certain categories as follows:

One/Two Family Rental: 

  • Within forty-five (45) days of the license being issued, pass a property inspection conducted by the Inspections and Compliance Administration (ICA), (202) 442-9557 or visit DCRA at Option #6, 1100 4th Street, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20024.
  • Register with DHCD's Rental Accommodations Division, (202) 442-9505 or visit DCRA at 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20020.

Two Family Rental:

  • For first-time rentals, conversions or new construction, obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from DCRA's Permits Operations Division, (202) 442-4576 or visit DCRA at 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024.

Hotel and Inn & Motel:

  • Within a year of obtaining a license, pass a Fire Marshall Inspection from the DC Fire/EMS, (202) 727-1614 or visit DCRA at 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024.

To find out if your business license has any additional requirements, please contact the Business Licensing Division, (202) 442-4311 or visit DCRA at 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024.

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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