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    If you wish to become a vehicle salesperson, you'll need a Basic Business License from the Washington, D. C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. To obtain a license, complete an online application .

    You can also apply by mail by sending the Basic Business License Application along with all required fees and documentation, or you can apply in person at:

      DCRA Business License Center
      1100 4th Street S.W.
      2nd Floor
      Washington, D.C. 20024

    Applicants need to submit a background check report with the package, as well as a certification letter from the dealership verifying their employment.


    The fees total $154:

    • Online applicants must pay by credit or debit card.
    • Those applying by mail may only pay by check or money order.
    • If paying in person, the fees are payable by cash, credit card, check, or money order.


    The license needs to be renewed every 2 years.

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