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Department of Licensing
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About DLCP

Our Mission

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP) protects the health, safety, economic interests, and quality of life 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.