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  • 200.1The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to residential housing businesses (“housing businesses”) licensed under D.C. Official Code § 47-2828 (2005 Repl).

    200.2For purposes of this chapter, a housing business is any dwelling unit or rooming unit in a residential building that is offered for rent or lease. A housing business shall include the rental of a dwelling unit or rooming unit in a residential building that the licensee also occupies. A housing business shall not include any transient housing providers, such as a hotel, bed and breakfast, inn and motel, boarding house, or rooming house.

    200.3 No person shall operate a housing business in any premises in the District of Columbia without first receiving a basic business license for the premises by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (Department).

    200.4 A licensee shall conspicuously post the license or a copy of the license on the premises indicated on the license, and such license shall be available for inspection by any authorized District government official or any tenant residing at the premises.

    200.5Each applicant shall, as a condition to the issuance of a license, indicate on the license application the name and contact information of a property manager or resident manager responsible for conducting maintenance and repairs on the property.

    200.6The appointment or employment of a person to conduct property maintenance and repairs shall be maintained during the period of time for which a license is issued; whenever any change is made in the appointment or employment of such person, the licensee shall deliver to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (Director) a written notice of the change not less than five (5) days after the change.



Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, pursuant to the authority set forth in An Act To provide for the abatement of nuisances in the District of Columbia by the Commissioners of said District, and for other purposes, approved April 14, 1906 (34 Stat. 114; D.C. Official Code §§ 42-3131.01, et seq. (2010 Repl. & 2011 Supp.)); Article III of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1983, effective March 31, 1983, D.C Official Code §§ 47-2828 and 47-2851.20 (2005 Repl.); and Mayor’s Order 83-92, dated April 7, 1983


The Housing Regulations of the District of Columbia, 5G DCRR §§ 3101, 3102 and 3105, Commissioners’ Order 55-1503, dated August 11, 1955; as amended by Commissioners’ Order 57-3191, dated November 27, 1957; as repalced by Final Rulemaking published at 59 DCR 7487, 7488 (June 22, 2012).