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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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Statement of Approval from Metropolitan Police Department Details

Statement of Approval Metropolitan Police Department

All applicants for a Basic Business License for a Regulated Business (Auction Sales, Secondhand Dealer) must submit a signed Statement of Approval from Metropolitan Police Department for BBL Issuance. In order to schedule an interview to receive approval to conduct an Auction Sales business in Washington, DC, contact the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Pawn Unit, Lisa Worrell ([email protected]) or Gerald Rivera ([email protected]), (202) 727-6281, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
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