Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–1104. Licenses — Issuance or renewal.

(a) Upon the filing of an application and the payment of the license fee the Commissioner shall make an investigation of each applicant and shall issue a license if the applicant is qualified in accordance with this chapter. If the Commissioner does not so find, he shall, within 30 days after he has received such application, at the request of the applicant, give the applicant a full hearing.

(b) The Commissioner shall issue or renew a license as may be applied for when he is satisfied that the person to be licensed:

(1) Is competent and trustworthy and intends to act in good faith in the capacity involved by the license applied for;

(2) Has a good business reputation and has had experience, training, or education so as to be qualified in the business for which the license is applied for; and

(3) If a corporation, is a corporation incorporated under the laws of the District or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in the District.


(Oct. 9, 1940, ch. 792, ch. III, § 54; Apr. 18, 1966, 80 Stat. 126, Pub. L. 89-403, § 1; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10, 44 DCR 1730; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 29(e), 45 DCR 745.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1554.

1973 Ed., § 35-1554.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2501.03.