SIC Codes - Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes

What is a SIC Code ?

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are four digit numerical codes assigned by the U.S. government to business establishments to identify the primary business of the establishment. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) is a system for classifying industries by a four-digit code. Established in the United States in 1937, it is used by government agencies to classify industry areas. The classification was developed to facilitate the collection, presentation and analysis of data; and to promote uniformity and comparability in the presentation of statistical data collected by various agencies of the federal government, state agencies and private organizations. The classification covers all economic activities.

The SIC system arrays the economy into 11 divisions, that are divided into 83 2-digit major groups, that are further subdivided into 416 3-digit industry groups, and finally disaggregated into 1,005 4-digit industries. In the United States the SIC code is being supplanted by the six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS code), which was released in 1997; however certain government departments and agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes.

The SIC system is also used by agencies in other countries, e.g., by the United Kingdom's Companies House.

SIC Code Title
75 Automotive Repair, Services and Parking
7513 Truck Rental and Leasing, Without Drivers
751300 Truck rental and leasing, no drivers
75130000 Truck rental and leasing, no drivers
751399 Truck rental and leasing, no drivers, nec
75139901 Truck leasing, without drivers
75139902 Truck rental, without drivers
7514 Passenger Car Rental
751400 Passenger car rental
75140000 Passenger car rental
751499 Passenger car rental, nec
75149901 Hearse or limousine rental, without drivers
75149902 Rent-a-car service
7515 Passenger Car Leasing
751500 Passenger car leasing
75150000 Passenger car leasing
7519 Utility Trailer Rental
751900 Utility trailer rental
75190000 Utility trailer rental
751901 Recreational vehicle rental
75190100 Recreational vehicle rental
75190101 Mobile home rental, except on site
75190102 Motor home rental
75190103 Pop-up camper rental
75190104 Recreational bus leasing
751999 Utility trailer rental, nec
75199901 Trailer rental
75199902 Travel, camping or recreational trailer rental
75199903 Mobile offices and commercial units, rental
7521 Automobile Parking
752100 Automobile parking
75210000 Automobile parking
752101 Outdoor parking services
75210100 Outdoor parking services
75210101 Parking lots
75210102 Tow-in parking lots
752102 Indoor parking services
75210200 Indoor parking services
75210201 Automobile storage garage
75210202 Parking garage
75210203 Parking structure
7532 Top and Body Repair and Paint Shops
753200 Top and body repair and paint shops
75320000 Top and body repair and paint shops
753201 Interior repair services
75320100 Interior repair services
75320101 Upholstery and trim shop, automotive
753202 Lettering and painting services
75320200 Lettering and painting services
75320201 Lettering, automotive
75320202 Paint shop, automotive
75320203 Truck painting and lettering
753203 Customizing services, nonfactory basis
75320300 Customizing services, nonfactory basis
75320301 Van conversion
753204 Exterior repair services
75320400 Exterior repair services
75320401 Body shop, automotive
75320402 Body shop, trucks
75320403 Bump shops, automotive repair
75320404 Collision shops, automotive
75320405 Tops (canvas or plastic), installation or repair: automotive
753299 Top and body repair and paint shops, nec
75329901 Antique and classic automobile restoration
75329902 Mobile home and trailer repair
7533 Auto Exhaust System Repair Shops
753300 Auto exhaust system repair shops
75330000 Auto exhaust system repair shops
753399 Auto exhaust system repair shops, nec
75339901 Catalytic conversion
75339902 Muffler shop, sale or repair and installation
7534 Tire Retreading and Repair Shops
753400 Tire retreading and repair shops
75340000 Tire retreading and repair shops
753499 Tire retreading and repair shops, nec
75349901 Rebuilding and retreading tires
75349902 Tire recapping
75349903 Tire repair shop
75349904 Tire studding and restudding
75349905 Vulcanizing tires and tubes
7536 Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
753600 Automotive glass replacement shops
75360000 Automotive glass replacement shops
7537 Automotive Transmission Repair Shops
753700 Automotive transmission repair shops
75370000 Automotive transmission repair shops
7538 General Automotive Repair Shops
753800 General automotive repair shops
75380000 General automotive repair shops
753801 Engine repair
75380100 Engine repair
75380101 Diesel engine repair: automotive
75380102 Engine rebuilding: automotive
75380103 Engine repair, except diesel: automotive
75380104 Truck engine repair, except industrial
753899 General automotive repair shops, nec
75389901 Recreational vehicle repairs
75389902 General truck repair
7539 Automotive Repair Shops, Nec
753900 Automotive repair shops, nec
75390000 Automotive repair shops, nec
753901 Frame and front end repair services
75390100 Frame and front end repair services
75390101 Auto front end repair
75390102 Automotive springs, rebuilding and repair
75390103 Axle straightening, automotive
75390104 Frame repair shops, automotive
75390105 Wheel alignment, automotive
753902 Powertrain components repair services
75390200 Powertrain components repair services
75390201 Carburetor repair
75390202 Radiator repair shop, automotive
75390203 Torque converter repair, automotive
753903 Electrical services
75390300 Electrical services
75390301 Automotive sound system service and installation
75390302 Alternators and generators, rebuilding and repair
753904 Brake services
75390400 Brake services
75390401 Auto brake lining, installation
75390402 Brake repair, automotive
753999 Automotive repair shops, nec, nec
75399901 Automotive air conditioning repair
75399902 Automotive turbocharger and blower repair
75399903 Fuel system repair, motor vehicle
75399904 Machine shop, automotive
75399905 Shock absorber replacement
75399906 Trailer repair
75399907 Tune-up service, automotive
7542 Carwashes
754200 Carwashes
75420000 Carwashes
754299 Carwashes, nec
75429901 Carwash, automatic
75429902 Carwash, self-service
75429903 Truck wash
75429904 Washing and polishing, automotive
7549 Automotive Services, Nec
754900 Automotive services, nec
75490000 Automotive services, nec
754901 Automotive maintenance services
75490100 Automotive maintenance services
75490101 Emissions testing without repairs, automotive
75490102 Inspection and diagnostic service, automotive
75490103 Lubrication service, automotive
75490104 Trailer maintenance
754902 Automotive customizing services, nonfactory basis
75490200 Automotive customizing services, nonfactory basis
75490201 Glass tinting, automotive
75490202 Sun roof installation, automotive
754903 Towing services
75490300 Towing services
75490301 Towing service, automotive
75490302 Towing, mobile homes
754999 Automotive services, nec, nec
75499901 Do-it-yourself garages
75499902 Fuel system conversion, automotive
75499903 High performance auto repair and service
75499904 Road service, automotive
75499905 Undercoating/rustproofing cars

What are SIC Codes used for?

  • The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) uses SIC codes when sorting company filings.
  • Companies that operate in a certain industry use a specific SIC code when filing with the SEC so that the type of business is properly identified.
  • Identifying government contracts by their SIC description.
  • To facilitate the collection, presentation, and analysis of data.
  • To promote uniformity and comparability in the presentation of statistical data collected by various agencies of the federal government, state agencies, and private organizations.

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Why are SIC Codes important?

  • Your SIC code is often asked for on various applications and forms.
  • SIC Codes organize industries utilizing a numerical system that defines a business according to its highest revenue source at a particular location.
  • SIC Codes allow the gathering and analysis of data quickly and efficiently.
  • By identifying your company’s SIC Code, eligibility for government contracts may be realized.
  • To identify competitors, public and private.

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How to Read a SIC Code ?

For Example :

Division 20-39 Manufacturing
Major Group 25 Furniture and Fixtures
Industry Group 25 Office Furniture
Industry 2521 Wood Office Furniture

The first two digits of the code identify the major industry group, the third digit identifies the industry group and the fourth digit identifies the industry.

( Note: The digit "9" is used in the third or fourth digit position of the classification code to designate miscellaneous industries not elsewhere classified (NEC). These miscellaneous classifications are not comprised of homogeneous primary activity groups. They are grouped together and treated as a separate industry in order to retain the homogeneity of the other industries in the group. )