Business License Verification

In order to operate legally in the District of Columbia, all businesses must be licensed. Whether or not a Basic Business License is required depends upon the business activity conducted in the District.

This website allows you to check if a business entity has active license(s). You can search by License Number, address, name or the entire category list by clicking on the tabs below.

Full set of Basic Business Licenses information is available here to download :

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Please enter Corporate Name or Trade Name or First name or Last name of the Company or the person to retrieve license information.