Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2851.02a. License exemption for de minimis business activity.

(a) Business activity shall be exempt from the licensing requirement set forth in § 47-2851.02; provided, that the business activity has a gross annual revenue of $2,000 or less and does not occur more than 30 days in a calendar year.

(b)(1) Upon request by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, a person applying for the exemption provided by this section ("applicant") shall submit a letter self-certifying that the gross annual revenue of the business activity for which the exemption is sought does not exceed $2,000 and does not occur more than 30 days in a calendar year ("self-certification letter").

(2) An applicant who knowingly makes a false statement in a self-certification letter shall be guilty of a Class 1 civil infraction and subject to fines pursuant to section 16-3201 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

(c)(1) If, after the submission of a self-certification letter, the revenue of the business activity described in the self-certification letter exceeds $2,000 or the business activity occurs more than 30 days in a calendar year, the applicant shall inform the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs within 30 days of the increase in revenue or days of business activity from that stated in the self-certification letter.

(2) An applicant who fails to inform the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs as required by this subsection shall be guilty of a Class 1 civil infraction and subject to fines pursuant to section 16-3201 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede the zoning regulations.


(Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-213, § 3(c), 63 DCR 15330.)

Applicability

Section 7024 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 21-213. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-213 has been implemented.

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 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-213, see § 7024 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-213, see § 7024 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).