Inspection Checklists

Use these inspection checklists to learn what our inspectors look for in your industry and help avoid violations.

Visiting Inspector Program

Learn about DCA's Visiting Inspector Program (VIP), which helps new licensees understand the law and avoid fines. Download VIP flyer in:
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General Vendors

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General Retail

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Note: Please monitor this page for the updated checklist in additional languages. Relevant industry checklists in other languages no longer include General Retail checklist as we update translations.

Air Conditioning and Open Doors

English

Airport Scales

English

Amusement Devices

English | Español (Spanish)

Bail Bonds

English

Box Cutters

English | Español (Spanish)

Car Washes

English

Carpet and Carpet Cushions with Volatile Organic Compounds

English | Español (Spanish)

Dealers in Products for the Disabled

English | Español (Spanish)

Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealers

English

Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealers

English

Electronics Stores

English | Español (Spanish)

Employment Agencies

English

Get more information about employment agencies

Etching Acid

English | Español (Spanish)

Fake, Toy, or Imitation Guns

English | Español (Spanish)

Funeral Service Providers

English | Español (Spanish)

Download relevant law packet

Fuel Oil

English

Gaming Cafés and Amusement Arcades

English | Español (Spanish)

Garages and Parking Lots

English

Gasoline

English

Home Improvement Contractors

English

Horse Drawn Cabs and Drivers

English | Español (Spanish)

Immigrant Service Providers

English

Download relevant law packet

Laser Pointers

English | Español (Spanish)

Laundry Services

English

Read update to the City's Laundry Licensing Law, including a tiered licensing scheme to capture three distinct activities: retail laundry, industrial laundry, and industrial laundry delivery. Also, read the Frequently Asked Questions: New Laundry Licenses.

Lead Paint

English | Español (Spanish)

Motorized Scooters (and Electric Bikes)

English

Newsstands

English

Pawnbrokers

English

Pedicab Businesses and Drivers

English | Español (Spanish)

Pharmacies

English

Download relevant law packet

Restaurant Surcharges and Mandatory Gratuities

English

Scrap Metal Processors

English

Secondhand Auto Dealers

English

Secondhand Dealers

English

Sidewalk Cafés

English | Español (Spanish)

Sightseeing Bus

English | Español (Spanish)

Special Sales

English

Stoop Line Stands

English | Español (Spanish) | 中文 (Chinese) | 한국어 (Korean)

Storage Warehouses

English | Español (Spanish)

Styrofoam

English

Supermarkets, Bodegas, and Delis

English | Español (Spanish) | عربي (Arabic) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Русский (Russian) | 中文 - 简化字 (Simplified Chinese) | 中文 - 繁體字 (Traditional Chinese)

Tax Preparers

English

Tenant Screening Reports

English | Español (Spanish)

Theatrical Employment Agencies

English

Ticket Sellers – Individuals

English

Ticket Sellers – Businesses

English

Tobacco Retail Dealers

English

Read overview to understand how the tobacco laws affect your business in:
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Tow Truck Companies and Drivers

English | Español (Spanish)

Business Compliance Counsel

If you have a question about laws that DCA enforces, you can speak with DCA’s Business Compliance Counsel.

Current Laws

Businesses are responsible for knowing and complying with current regulations. Visit our Laws page.