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Department of Licensing

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


In observance of Memorial Day, DLCP will be closed on Monday, May 27. Please see our list of online resources should you need immediate assistance. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 28.

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General Contractor/Construction Manager


  • General Contractor/Construction Manager


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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).

Operating in the District without proper licensing can result in a Class 1 Infraction that carries a minimum $2,000 fine for the first offense. If an unlicensed subcontractor is used, both the licensed contractor and unlicensed subcontractor may be issued a Class 1 Infraction.