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In observance of the Juneteenth holiday, DLCP will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Please see our list of online resources should you need immediate assistance. We will resume normal operations on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

Temporary Fireworks Stand Permits Available Until June 28. Click here to apply and learn more.

About DLCP

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection is to protect the economic interests of residents, businesses, and visitors in the District of Columbia by licensing, and regulating businesses, and investigating and enforcing the Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

Summary of Services

DLCP is responsible for regulating business activity in the District of Columbia. The agency protects consumers, issues business and professional licenses, registers corporations, inspects weighing and measuring devices used for monetary profit, and issues special events permits.