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The DC Code: § 47-2851.02 License required.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
A person which is required under law to obtain a license issued in the form of an endorsement to engage in a business in the District of Columbia shall not engage in such business in the District of Columbia without having first obtained a basic business license and any necessary endorsements in accordance with this subchapter.
b
A license shall be required for each business location.
c
A person issued a license under this subchapter shall not willfully allow any other person required to obtain a separate license to operate under his or her license.
d
Licenses granted under this subchapter may be assigned or transferred upon approval by the Department and payment of the applicable fee.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-2851.2. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-38 rewrote the section which had read as follows: "(a) No person shall engage in or carry on any business in the District of Columbia without having first obtained a master business license and any necessary endorsements in accordance with this subchapter; provided, however, that no license shall be required of: "(1) A person who does not maintain a business address in the District of Columbia and who engages in business only in affiliation with a licensed business providing the same or similar services; or "(2) A person whose annual gross receipts are $2,000 or less in any calendar year; provided, that the person is not required to obtain a license under one of the Class A License endorsement categories set forth in § 47-2851.03. "(b) Each license shall specify the particular business or businesses the licensee is authorized to operate, as defined by District law or regulation, and no licensee shall be permitted to engage in activities outside the scope of the license. "(c) A license shall be required for each business location. "(d) No person issued a license under this subchapter shall willfully allow any other person required to obtain a separate license to operate under his or her license. "(e) Licenses granted under this subchapter may be assigned or transferred upon approval by the Department and payment of the applicable fee." Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-86, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2851.01. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-261, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2801. For Law 15-38, see notes following § 47-2404. DC CODE § 47-2851.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-86, § 101(b), 45 DCR 1172; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2002(b), (d), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 2(d), 50 DCR 6913.)