D&B Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code Reference are assigned by the government to classify businesses by the types of activities or industries in which they participate. Each company in the D&B file has been assigned a primary SIC and most often one or more additional secondary codes.

The D&B SIC Codes provide detail of up to 8 digits. This reference displays the SIC codes broken out at the 4-digit level. Please call ListAbility at (866) 446-2055 to learn how to further target company types with greater detail at the 6 or 8-digit level.

Listings fall into these SIC categories:

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

1

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION - CROPS

135999

132495

2

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION - LIVESTOCK AND ANIMAL SPECIALTIES

53180

50640

7

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

221146

196771

8

FORESTRY

9245

8392

9

FISHING, HUNTING AND TRAPPING

4213

3440

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

15

BUILDING CNSTRCTN - GENERAL CONTRACTORS & OPERATIVE BUILDERS

316150

272574

16

HEAVY CNSTRCTN, EXCEPT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - CONTRACTORS

58892

54545

17

CONSTRUCTION - SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS

918795

765989

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

20

FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS

153041

149537

21

TOBACCO PRODUCTS

2864

2696

22

TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS

21889

20908

23

APPAREL, FINISHED PRDCTS FROM FABRICS & SIMILAR MATERIALS

44692

41525

24

LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS, EXCEPT FURNITURE

51031

48224

25

FURNITURE AND FIXTURES

29012

27661

26

PAPER AND ALLIED PRODUCTS

52219

51162

27

PRINTING, PUBLISHING AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES

271075

249111

28

CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS

194494

189920

29

PETROLEUM REFINING AND RELATED INDUSTRIES

27452

26992

30

RUBBER AND MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC PRODUCTS

77323

75010

31

LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS

10037

9541

32

STONE, CLAY, GLASS, AND CONCRETE PRODUCTS

44989

42790

33

PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES

52204

50490

34

FABRICATED METAL PRDCTS, EXCEPT MACHINERY & TRANSPORT EQPMNT

142426

137964

35

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL MACHINERY AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

377888

371104

36

ELECTRONIC, ELCTRCL EQPMNT & CMPNTS, EXCPT COMPUTER EQPMNT

276141

271549

37

TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

183544

181529

38

MESR/ANLYZ/CNTRL INSTRMNTS; PHOTO/MED/OPT GDS; WATCHS/CLOCKS

289344

284255

39

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

97843

91213

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

52

BUILDING MATRIALS, HRDWR, GARDEN SUPPLY & MOBILE HOME DEALRS

119215

105578

53

GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES

129291

116338

54

FOOD STORES

176645

151639

55

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS AND GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS

227534

207271

56

APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES

159035

145800

57

HOME FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT STORES

319339

300835

58

EATING AND DRINKING PLACES

369432

313289

59

MISCELLANEOUS RETAIL

601209

547983

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

60

DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS

316844

307826

61

NONDEPOSITORY CREDIT INSTITUTIONS

173609

157206

62

SECURITY & COMMODITY BROKERS, DEALERS, EXCHANGES & SERVICES

356329

316916

63

INSURANCE CARRIERS

151762

148997

64

INSURANCE AGENTS, BROKERS AND SERVICE

475261

444069

65

REAL ESTATE

919267

724256

67

HOLDING AND OTHER INVESTMENT OFFICES

386162

312568

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

40

RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION

11386

11240

41

LOCAL, SUBURBAN TRANSIT & INTERURBN HGWY PASSENGER TRANSPORT

46542

42105

42

MOTOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

273367

252842

43

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

3663

3319

44

WATER TRANSPORTATION

25890

23445

45

TRANSPORTATION BY AIR

76941

73692

46

PIPELINES, EXCEPT NATURAL GAS

5843

5627

47

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

335115

327275

48

COMMUNICATIONS

368398

345943

49

ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY SERVICES

169033

164076

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

70

HOTELS, ROOMING HOUSES, CAMPS, AND OTHER LODGING PLACES

160531

145864

72

PERSONAL SERVICES

307471

261236

73

BUSINESS SERVICES

3193930

2985965

75

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR, SERVICES AND PARKING

186334

160860

76

MISCELLANEOUS REPAIR SERVICES

137735

119720

78

MOTION PICTURES

91328

82810

79

AMUSEMENT AND RECREATION SERVICES

311228

269740

80

HEALTH SERVICES

1295908

1247553

81

LEGAL SERVICES

941127

791452

82

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

1132196

1075421

83

SOCIAL SERVICES

457885

422761

84

MUSEUMS, ART GALLERIES AND BOTANICAL AND ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

44775

42208

86

MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS

851214

691671

87

ENGINEERING, ACCOUNTING, RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT & RELATED SVCS

1858192

1740481

88

PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS

263

50

89

SERVICES, NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

184843

161639

SIC Code

Description

Email

Phone

10

METAL MINING

2502

2312

12

COAL MINING

6210

4759

13

OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION

74565

69593

14

MINING AND QUARRYING OF NONMETALLIC MINERALS, EXCEPT FUELS

8276

7736

50

WHOLESALE TRADE - DURABLE GOODS

773329

724288

51

WHOLESALE TRADE - NONDURABLE GOODS

414174

384392

91

EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE & GENERAL GOVERNMENT, EXCEPT FINANCE

96971

93469

92

JUSTICE, PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

45285

42734

93

PUBLIC FINANCE, TAXATION AND MONETARY POLICY

7446

6828

94

ADMINISTRATION OF HUMAN RESOURCE PROGRAMS

31719

31174

95

ADMINISTRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND HOUSING PROGRAMS

21185

20192

96

ADMINISTRATION OF ECONOMIC PROGRAMS

26251

23997

97

NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

18535

18012

99

NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS

4036963

1068071

HELPFUL HINTS FOR WORKING WITH SIC CODES

In the professional version of ListAbility, get SIC codes by first selecting the “Business Type” blue tab at the top of the screen then the “SIC Code” gray button.  The grid should come up to enter the codes directly or use the look up features.

SIC Code Look-up

SIC Codes can be looked up in a number of ways from the look-up button on the SIC grid page:

  • Enter the phone number for a company that you know is in the industry you want. Note that not all phone numbers might be in the file.  Be prepared to try several, since they may have varying primary and secondary codes on file.
  • Enter a key word to describe the type of business. Note that the word you use will need to be part of the exact SIC code name, so be prepared to try several.  You can select codes from the list displayed.
  • Click the “View Business Type Code Tree” button. This displays the 2-digit codes as shown above.  The codes can be expanded from 2 to 4, 6 and 8 digits by clicking on the “folder” icon.  Codes can be selected by clicking the check box.  Note that if you check a box, all codes in the levels below will be selected.

Omit Certain Business Types

Quite often companies will want to omit some or all from the following categories:
(82) Schools and Libraries, (84) Museums, (8661) Churches, (86) Membership Organizations, (90-98) Government

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