The District of Columbia

Basic Business License Categories and Fees

by Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

Keywords
About: Jobs & Housing, Transparency, Accountability, Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, DCRA, Business License, Fees, Citywide Data Warehouse
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC

Abstract

This dataset provides a list of the business license categories in the District of Columbia and their associated fees. The Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) licenses businesses in more than 150 categories. All fees are current as of October 1, 2008. The license fees do not include any fees for incorporating or registering your trade name with the District of Columbia. The fees also do not include certificate of occupancy fees. The mission of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is to protect the health, safety, economic interests, and quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors in the District of Columbia by issuing licenses and permits, conducting inspections, enforcing building, housing, and safety codes, regulating land use and development, and providing consumer education and advocacy services. Additional information about Basic Business Licenses in the District may be found on the DCRA website

Purpose

This dataset has been created by Citywide Data Warehouse program. The mission of the Citywide Data Warehouse is to provide timely and accurate information for decision-making; support executive and agency management in the implementation of business processes which will guarantee access to useful and well-organized information for DC Government workers, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

Access constraints

Contact the Citywide Data Warehouse Program: CityDW@dc.gov.

Use constraints

By using data made available here the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the terms and conditions described under the District portal, http://dc.gov/page/terms-and-conditions-use-district-data?

Point of contact

Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th Street NW, Suite 930
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm

Credits

Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Citywide Data Warehouse

 
Distribution

Distribution liability: Neither the District of Columbia Government nor the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) makes any claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained in this application; makes any representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The data is subject to change as modifications and updates are complete. It is understood that the information contained in the dataset is being used at one's own risk.

Distributed by
Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Entity

Basic Business License Categories and Fees 

Attributes

  • Business Area 
    Refers to the type of business activity (endorsement class).
  • Category Name 
    The name of a business category that falls under a specific endorsement class.
  • License Fee 
    The fee assessed for a basic business license.
  • Application Fee 
    The fee to process a Basic Business License application.
  • Endorsement Fee 
    The fee assessed for each endorsement class.
  • Units 
    Where applicable, the units used to fully assess the cost of a basic business license.
  • Total 
    The total cost of a Basic Business License, to include the license fee (and number of units where applicable), the application fee, and the endorsement fee.

    Provided by
    Citywide Data Warehouse Program

    441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
    Washington DC, 20001, USA

    fax: 202-727-5660
    hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm