District of Columbia Security

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  • Effective January 2014, a Basic Business License is no longer a requirement for Security Agencies and Private Detective Businesses. A renewal notice will be forwarded to all agencies 90 days prior to the expiration date of October 31, 2015.
  • Beginning March 1, 2015, Special Police Officer license renewal applications may be submitted online.

2014 Annual Report (pdf)

Letter to Security Agencies (PDF, 575 KB)
Special Officer Renewal Application (PDF, 123 KB)

For additional information, please contact us by phone: (202) 442-4320, fax: (202) 698-4329, or email: Theresa Ennis, Theresa.Ennis@dc.gov

Online License Renewal

Registry - License Look-up

Licensing Publications and Forms

Downloads Stock number Format Size
Bond Form 650901 PDF 119 KB
Acknowledgement of Security Personnel Form 650902 PDF 54 KB
Arrest Affidavit 650903 PDF 17 KB
Fact Sheet for Attorney-In-Fact or General Agent 650904 PDF 67 KB
Authorization to Release Information 650905 PDF 60 KB
Transfer Request Form 650906 PDF 142 KB
Security Agency Fact Sheet 650907 PDF 92 KB
New License Application 650910 PDF 243 KB
Exam Notice 650915 PDF 108 KB
New License Instructions: Agency/Company 650912 PDF 182 KB
New License Instructions: Individual 650913 PDF 187 KB
Additional Requirements After Licensure 650914 PDF 63 KB
DCMR Title 17 - Business Occupations & Professionals 650916 PDF 1.9 MB
Letter to Security Agencies 650917 PDF 575 KB
DC Security Officers Candidate Information Bulletin 650911 PDF 168 KB
Last updated 2015-08-13