we are a material supplier on a Wash. DC project. GC has not paid and we need to file lien. We last supplied the project 8/17/21. One requirement in DC seems to be a contractor's license. as a materialman we would not obtain one. Does the req> reference the GC's license? If so, how do we obtain the number or copy of it. Thanks
First, I presume you supplied your materials directly to the general contractor, as sub-subcontractor's, including material suppliers to a subcontractor, do not have lien rights in DC. To answer your question concerning a business license, it depends if under DC law you are sufficiently "doing business" in the District as to require a local business license.
Generally speaking, if you are just shipping items into the District, you would not require a local business license. If you are doing more than that, ie., you have a local yard or warehouse, a local sales office or employees located inside the District, making sales calls, etc., it is likely you do require a local business license.
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