Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2851.02. License required.

(a) A person which is required under law to obtain a license issued in the form of an endorsement to engage in a business in the District of Columbia shall not engage in such business in the District of Columbia without having first obtained a basic business license and any necessary endorsements in accordance with this subchapter.

(b) A license shall be required for each business location.

(c) A person issued a license under this subchapter shall not willfully allow any other person required to obtain a separate license to operate under his or her license.

(d) Licenses granted under this subchapter may be assigned or transferred upon approval by the Department and payment of the applicable fee.

(Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-86, § 101(b), 45 DCR 1172; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2002(b), (d), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38,§ 2(d), 50 DCR 6913; Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-213, § 3(c), 63 DCR 15330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2851.2.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-38 rewrote the section.


Applicability of D.C. Law 21-213: § 4 of D.C. Law 21-213 provided that the creation of this section by § 3(c) of D.C. Law 21-213 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896).