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Apply for a Tree Permit - several adults and children assiting to plant a tree

Residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the public right of way must  obtain permission from the Urban Forestry Administration.

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To add, replace, remodel or repair fuel-burning or unfired pressure vessel equipment such as furnaces or boilers, you must apply for a boiler permit.

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Corporations Division of Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs can provide general information including corporate registration requirements.

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Send a letter to the Office of the Mayor, Board and Commissions expressing your desire to serve, along with a brief resume.

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Tour Guide license is regulated by the Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration. Visit the District of Columbia Tour Guide page for more information on Tour Guide licensing.

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Public Space Tree Permit - tree-lined sidewalk scene

Residents or contractors who wish to plant, prune or remove a tree within the Public Right-of-Way must first obtain permission from DDOT's Urban Forestry Administration (UFA).

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Specail Tree Permit - tree-lined downtown street scene

The removal of public or private property trees at least 55 inches in circumference, which is equivalent to 17.51 inches in diameter, requires a Special Tree Removal Permit.

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Tour Bus Parking - side view of white tour bus from back to front

The following pages include directions to several neighborhoods, major attractions, nearest Metrorail stops (METRO) and available parking for motorcoaches in Washington, DC.

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Certain license categories can be verified using the business license verification system.

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Check to see if an insurance, securities, or financial individual or institution is licensed.