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Entertainment Services Business


  • Athletic Exhibition
  • Billiard Parlor
  • Bowling Alley
  • Game Table
  • Mechanical Amusement Machine
  • Moving Picture Theater
  • Skating Rink
  • Theater (Live)

Fee Schedule

Entertainment Services Businesses & Fees
  • Athletic Exhibition – $141.90
  • Billiard Parlor – $216.70 (Varies per number of units)
  • Bowling Alley – $216.70 (Varies per number of units)
  • Game Table – $216.70 (Varies per number of units)
  • Mechanical Amusement Machine – $159.50 (Varies per number of units)
  • Moving Picture Theater – $1,291.40
  • Skating Rink – $1,534.50
  • Theater (Live) – $2,735.70


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IMPORTANT: The Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection cooperates with other District of Columbia Government agencies to ensure applicants/licensees comply with all applicable D.C. Official Codes and Municipal Regulations. The agency reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or proof of inspection(s).