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Pub Crawl License Application

A pub crawl license is required to hold any pub crawl event in the District that has more than 200 participants. The license is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued. The fee for the license is $500.

At least 60 days prior to an initial pub crawl event: 

1. Complete and submit to ABRA a Pub Crawl License Application (provided below) along with a:

  • Police Clearance: All applicants must obtain a Police Clearance from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). An applicant must also submit a Police Clearance from the local jurisdiction in which the applicant resides if the residence is outside of the District.
  • Clean Hands Certificate: All applicants must obtain a Clean Hands Certificate from the Office of Tax and Revenue. The form is provided below and is also available online.

A pub crawl license application must be submitted to ABRA in person at:

  • 2000 14th St., NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20009

Promoters and organizers are also required to obtain approval for each pub crawl to be held in the District at least 60 days before each event takes place. In addition, promoters and organizers are required to follow all rules provided in the Board's emergency rulemaking.