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Office of Human Rights

DC Office of Human Rights
Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm

Connect With Us
441 4th Street NW, Suite 570 North, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-4559
Fax: (202) 727-9589
TTY: 711
Email: ohr@dc.gov

Agency Performance

The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

Last Date:

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)


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