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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

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During these FREE monthly sessions, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will partner with District government agencies to educate customers on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Business Licensing
  • Corporate registration
  • Certificates of Occupancy (C of O)
  • Home Occupancy Permits (HOP)
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Vending
  • Farmer markets
  • Certified Business Enterprises (CBE)


Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

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Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, except District holidays

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810 First Street, NE, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-8000
Fax: (202) 535-1196
TTY: 711

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