A directory of all licensed businesses in the municipal area, including key information such as: name, address, contact information, business type. (More info)

Data Location



Basic Business Licenses. In order to operate legally in District of Columbia, most businesses must get a Basic Business License (BBL) from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). The Basic Business License (BBL) Program streamlines District of Columbia business licensing procedures. The BBL groups licenses by the type of business activity and regulatory approvals required. The dataset shows issued business licenses from 2016 in the following categories: all housing licenses, motor vehicle sales, service and repair, and home improvement contractors.

Reviewer comments

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV, GeoJSON, Shapefile, KML
Reviewer   Ben Franklin
Submitters   Andy Turner
Last modified   Mon Apr 10 2017 01:43:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)