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Online License Application Submission and Issuance

DCRA's Basic Business Online Application Submission and Issuance (OSUB) allows you to submit an application and pay the applicable fees for all Basic Business License categories online. Certain types of business license categories are available for immediate issuance/printing. You must complete your application and make a payment in one session. You cannot save a partial application. In the following pages you shall see the list of required information to complete the application based on your business activity. Expedited Home Occupation Permits (eHOPs) are available online for a specific set of home-based activities.
Apply online for Basic Business Licenses / Expedited Home Occupation Permit (eHOP)
Reprint the Cover Letter
Reprint the eHOP Document
Return to the Basic Business License Information Center
For more information, contact the BBL Information Line at (202) 442-4400 or Ask the Director
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