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Contact the Business Resource Center

The Business Resource Center (BRC) is an online clearinghouse for the District's business community. Common tasks associated with doing business—such as paying taxes, obtaining business license information, and registering a business trade name—can be performed from this central location.

To learn more about Basic Business Licenses, visit the Basic Business License website, call (202) 442-4311, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; or Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; or email BBL.Infocenter@dc.gov. To learn more about other occupational and professional licenses, go to http://dcra.dc.gov/DC/DCRA/For+Business/Apply+for++a+Professional+License.

To learn more about corporate registration, registered agents, good standing status, or to research an entity registered to conduct business in the District of Columbia, call (202) 442-4400: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; or Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. For corporate registration forms, read frequently asked questions, or search for available business names, visit DCRA’s Corporations Division.

To learn more about business taxes, visit the Business Tax Service Center or call (202) 727-4TAX (727-4829), Monday – Friday, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm.

For information about unemployment insurance, visit the Tax Division of the Department of Employment Services or call (202) 698-7550, Monday – Friday, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm. For other employer-related questions (for example, recruiting, workplace signage, and wages), visit the Department of Employment Services or call the Office of Employer Services at (202) 698-6001.

For questions about business licenses, corporate registration, business taxes or unemployment insurance, please use the contact information above.

For questions about the District’s Certified Business Enterprise program, please contact the Department of Small and Local Business Development at (202) 727-3900. You may also contact DSLBD's Enhanced Business Information Center by email or (202) 727-2323 for information on small business training sessions, office hours, and counseling sessions.

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