The District of Columbia

Basic Business Licenses

by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

Keywords
About: Government operations, Transparency, DC Data warehouse, Business license, BBL, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, DCRA, Housing, General Services and Repair, Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, and Repair, Apartment, Family Rental unit, Home Improvement Contractor, Rooming House, Boarding House, Hotel, Inns and Motels, Bed and Breakfast, Cooperative Association
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC

Abstract

Basic Business Licenses. In order to operate legally in District of Columbia, most businesses must get a Basic Business License (BBL) from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). The Basic Business License (BBL) Program streamlines District of Columbia business licensing procedures. The BBL groups licenses by the type of business activity and regulatory approvals required.
The dataset shows issued business licenses in the following categories: all housing licenses, motor vehicle sales, service and repair, and home improvement contractors.

For more information about the Basic Business License Program, call (202) 442-4400 or visit the BBL webpage.

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. Any data obtained outside of the Citywide Data Warehouse program are unauthorized copies.

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 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

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

Credits

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Data accuracy

Accuracy: Data is believed to be accurate.

Lineage / Sources

  • Basic Business Licenses database
 

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

VW_CUSTOMER / DCRA
Basic Business Licenses

Attributes

  • CORPORATE_NAME / DCRA
    Company name
  • TRADE_NAME / DCRA
    Business name of a company
  • ADDRESS_LINE1 / DCRA
    Street number, street name and unit number
  • ADDRESS_LINE2 / DCRA
    City, state and zipcode
  • NUMBER_OF_UNITS / DCRA
    Number of units
  • EXPIRATION_DATE / DCRA
    Date a license is expired
  • CATEGORY_NAME / DCRA
    License category
  • BUSINESS_ACTIVITY / DCRA
    License classification
  • STATUS_CODE / DCRA
    License status
  • STATUS / DCRA
    License status
  • STATUS_DATE / DCRA
    Status date

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 07/25/2007

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