Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2851.03d. General Business License and General Contractor/Construction Manager License.

(a) A General Business License shall be required for all businesses engaging in any business transaction in the District that have a business tax identification number and who are not otherwise required to obtain an endorsement under a license endorsement category under this chapter. If a business entity is comprised of principals who are required to maintain licenses granted or regulated by a local, state, or national certification board or body, the entity and its licensed principals shall not be required to obtain a General Business License. A biennial fee of $200 shall be charged for the General Business License.

(b) A General Contractor/Construction Manager License shall be required for individuals or businesses engaged in general contracting or construction management. A biennial fee of $500 shall be charged for the license. The Mayor may establish, by rule, bond requirements for general contractors and construction managers as a condition for issuance of the General Contractor/Construction Manager License.

(c) The Mayor may adjust, by rule, the license fees established in subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

(d) A license issued pursuant to this section shall be issued as a General Business endorsement to a basic business license.

(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 2007(b), 55 DCR 7598; Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-213, § 3(c), 63 DCR 15330.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 47-2851.13.


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.

Short Title

Short title: Section 2006 of D.C. Law 17-219 provided that subtitle C of title II of the act may be cited as the “Business Licensing Processing Adjustment Act of 2008”.