In order to operate legally in the District of Columbia, all businesses must be licensed.
A permit is required for filming or related activities in DC public space.
Any residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the public right of way must first obtain permission from the District Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administ
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. There are three different types of boiler permits:
DCRA's Corporations Division serves as the Office of Corporate Registrar for the District of Columbia. The Corporations Division registers all entities, domestic (DC) or foreign (non-District) that conduct business in the District of Columbia.
Get information and applications for certification and licensing across several environmental issues, including air pollution, hazardous substances and water quality.
Use the online form to submit a formal complaint to ABRA regarding alleged violations at an ABC establishment.
On behalf of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), which regulates parking in the District, DMV issues permits for special parking privileges to those who qualify.
Effective June 2010, the Tour Guide license is now regulated by the Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration.
For more information on Tour Guide licensing, click here.
Anyone, whether resident or contractor, who plants, prunes or removes a public street tree within the Public Right-of-Way must first obtain permission from the DDOT Urban Forestry Administration (UFA).
There are several parking programs offered by the District of Columbia government that are designed to accommodate the various parking needs of guests and contractors parking in residential sections of the District, as well as short term visitors to the District.
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.
The following pages include directions to several neighborhoods, major attractions, nearest Metrorail stops (METRO) and available parking for motorcoaches in Washington, DC.
Learn more about District vehicle registrations and reciprocity stickers.
Residents of the District of Columbia are required by law to display DC vehicle Tags. Vehicles are required to display two current tags, one on the front and the other on the rear of the vehicle.
You can check to see if an insurance, securities, or financial institution is licensed before conducting any transactions using the links below. You can also check the status of an institution or a financial representative by selecting from one of the links.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is continuing the annual Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5 and portions of 6. The goal of the VPP program is to make it easier for residents to host their guests.