Inspection Checklists

Use these inspection checklists to learn what our inspectors look for in your industry and help avoid violations. Note: Documents on this page are in PDF format, download the free Adobe Reader.

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

DCA's Visiting Inspector Program

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Sales Tax Update

As of September 1, 2016, businesses CANNOT charge sales tax for feminine hygiene products. Learn more

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

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Amusement Devices

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Español (Spanish)

Box Cutters

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Español (Spanish)

Car Washes

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Carpet and Carpet Cushions with Volatile Organic Compounds

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Español (Spanish)

Dealers in Products for the Disabled

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Español (Spanish)

Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealers

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Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealers

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Electronics Stores

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Español (Spanish)

Employment Agencies

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Get more information about employment agencies

Etching Acid

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Español (Spanish)

Fake, Toy, or Imitation Guns

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Español (Spanish)

Funeral Service Providers

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Español (Spanish)

Download relevant law packet.

Fuel Oil

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Gaming Cafés and Amusement Arcades

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Español (Spanish)

Garages and Parking Lots

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Español (Spanish)

Gasoline

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Home Improvement Contractors and Salespersons

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Español (Spanish)
عربي (Arabic)
বাংলা (Bengali)
Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)
हिन्दी (Hindi)
한국어 (Korean)
Русский (Russian)
中文 - 繁體字 (Traditional Chinese)

Horse Drawn Cabs and Drivers

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Español (Spanish)

Immigrant Service Providers

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Download relevant law packet.

Laser Pointers

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Español (Spanish)

Laundry Services

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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 in:

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Lead Paint

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Español (Spanish)

Motorized Scooters (and Electric Bikes)

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Newsstands

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Español (Spanish)

Pawnbrokers

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Pedicab Businesses and Drivers

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Español (Spanish)

Pharmacies

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Download relevant law packet.

Pool or Billiard Rooms

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Español (Spanish)

Restaurant Surcharges and Mandatory Gratuities

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Scrap Metal Processors

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Español (Spanish)

Secondhand Auto Dealers

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Secondhand Dealers

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Sidewalk Cafés

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Español (Spanish)

Sightseeing Bus

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Español (Spanish)

Special Sales

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Español (Spanish)

Stoop Line Stands

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Storage Warehouses

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Español (Spanish)

Supermarkets, Bodegas, and Delis

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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

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Tenant Screening Reports

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Español (Spanish)

Ticket Sellers – Individuals

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Ticket Sellers – Businesses

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Tobacco Retail Dealers

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Read overview to understand how the tobacco laws affect your business in:

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Español (Spanish)
عربي (Arabic)
বাংলা (Bengali)
中文 - 简化字 (Chinese - Simplified)
中文 - 繁體字 (Chinese - Traditional)
Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)
हिन्दी (Hindi)
한국어 (Korean)
Русский (Russian)
ردو (Urdu)

Tow Truck Companies and Drivers

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Español (Spanish)

Current Laws

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