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
76 Miscellaneous Repair Services
7622 Radio and Television Repair
762200 Radio and television repair
76220000 Radio and television repair
762201 Communication equipment repair
76220100 Communication equipment repair
76220101 Aircraft radio equipment repair
76220102 Intercommunication equipment repair
76220103 Public address system repair
762202 Radio repair and installation
76220200 Radio repair and installation
76220201 Automotive radio repair
76220202 Radio and television receiver installation
76220203 Radio repair shop, nec
762203 Home entertainment repair services
76220300 Home entertainment repair services
76220301 Phonograph repair
76220302 Stereophonic equipment repair
76220303 Tape recorder repair
76220304 Television repair shop
76220305 Video repair
762204 Antenna repair and installation
76220400 Antenna repair and installation
76220401 Antenna repair
76220402 Household antenna installation and service
76220403 Installation of citizens band (CB) antennas
7623 Refrigeration Service and Repair
762300 Refrigeration service and repair
76230000 Refrigeration service and repair
762399 Refrigeration service and repair, nec
76239901 Air conditioning repair
76239902 Refrigeration repair service
76239903 Refrigerator repair service
76239904 Ice making machinery repair service
7629 Electrical Repair Shops
762900 Electrical repair shops
76290000 Electrical repair shops
762901 Electrical personal use appliance repair
76290100 Electrical personal use appliance repair
76290101 Hearing aid repair
76290102 Razor repair, electric
762902 Electrical equipment repair services
76290200 Electrical equipment repair services
76290201 Electrical equipment repair, high voltage
76290202 Electrical measuring instrument repair and calibration
76290203 Electronic equipment repair
762903 Electrical household appliance repair
76290300 Electrical household appliance repair
76290301 Lamp repair and mounting
76290302 Telephone set repair
76290303 Vacuum cleaner repair
762999 Electrical repair shops, nec
76299901 Aircraft electrical equipment repair
76299902 Business machine repair, electric
76299903 Circuit board repair
76299904 Generator repair
76299905 Telecommunication equipment repair (except telephones)
76299906 Tool repair, electric
7631 Watch, Clock, and Jewelry Repair
763100 Watch, clock, and jewelry repair
76310000 Watch, clock, and jewelry repair
763101 Time piece repair services
76310100 Time piece repair services
76310101 Clock repair
76310102 Watch repair
763102 Jewelry repair services
76310200 Jewelry repair services
76310201 Diamond setter
76310202 Pearl restringing
7641 Reupholstery and Furniture Repair
764100 Reupholstery and furniture repair
76410000 Reupholstery and furniture repair
764101 Upholstery work
76410100 Upholstery work
76410101 Furniture upholstery repair
76410102 Reupholstery
764102 Furniture repair and maintenance
76410200 Furniture repair and maintenance
76410201 Antique furniture repair and restoration
76410202 Furniture refinishing
76410203 Office furniture repair and maintenance
7692 Welding Repair
769200 Welding repair
76920000 Welding repair
769299 Welding repair, nec
76929901 Automotive welding
76929902 Brazing
76929903 Cracked casting repair
7694 Armature Rewinding Shops
769400 Armature rewinding shops
76940000 Armature rewinding shops
769401 Rewinding services
76940100 Rewinding services
76940101 Coil winding service
76940102 Rewinding stators
769402 Motor repair services
76940200 Motor repair services
76940201 Electric motor repair
76940202 Rebuilding motors, except automotive
769499 Armature rewinding shops, nec
76949901 Hermetics repair
7699 Repair Services, Nec
769900 Repair services, nec
76990000 Repair services, nec
769901 Professional instrument repair services
76990100 Professional instrument repair services
76990101 Caliper, gauge, and other machinists' instrument repair
76990102 Dental instrument repair
76990103 Drafting instrument repair
76990104 Mechanical instrument repair
76990105 Meteorological instrument repair
76990106 Optical instrument repair
76990107 Precision instrument repair
76990108 Surveying instrument repair
769902 Tank repair and cleaning services
76990200 Tank repair and cleaning services
76990201 Tank repair
76990202 Tank truck cleaning service
769903 Boiler and heating repair services
76990300 Boiler and heating repair services
76990301 Boiler repair shop
76990302 Oil burner repair service
76990303 Tank and boiler cleaning service
76990304 Thermostat repair
769904 Waste cleaning services
76990400 Waste cleaning services
76990401 Cesspool cleaning
76990402 Septic tank cleaning service
76990403 Sewer cleaning and rodding
769905 Industrial equipment services
76990500 Industrial equipment services
76990501 Compressor repair
76990502 Engine repair and replacement, non-automotive
76990503 Industrial equipment cleaning
76990504 Industrial machinery and equipment repair
76990505 Industrial tool grinding
76990506 Industrial truck repair
76990507 Pallet repair
76990508 Valve repair, industrial
769906 Nautical repair services
76990600 Nautical repair services
76990601 Boat repair
76990602 Marine engine repair
76990603 Marine propeller repair
76990604 Nautical and navigational instrument repair
76990605 Ship boiler and tank cleaning and repair, contractors
76990606 Ship scaling, contractors
769907 Hospital equipment repair services
76990700 Hospital equipment repair services
76990701 Medical equipment repair, non-electric
76990702 Surgical instrument repair
76990703 X-ray equipment repair
769908 Scientific equipment repair service
76990800 Scientific equipment repair service
76990801 Laboratory instrument repair
76990802 Microscope repair
769909 Recreational sporting equipment repair services
76990900 Recreational sporting equipment repair services
76990901 Bicycle repair shop
76990902 Billiard table repair
76990903 Bowling pins, refinishing or repair
76990904 Fishing equipment repair
76990905 Golf club and equipment repair
76990906 Racquet restringing and equipment repair
76990907 Saddlery repair shop
76990908 Skate sharpening
76990909 Tent repair shop
769910 Musical instrument repair services
76991000 Musical instrument repair services
76991001 Organ tuning and repair
76991002 Piano tuning and repair
769911 Lock and key services
76991100 Lock and key services
76991101 Key duplicating shop
76991102 Lock parts made to individual order
76991103 Locksmith shop
769912 Metal reshaping and replating services
76991200 Metal reshaping and replating services
76991201 Blacksmith shop
76991202 Coppersmithing, repair work
76991203 Horseshoeing
76991204 Rebabbitting
76991205 Replating shop, except silverware
76991206 Silverware replating and repair
76991207 Tinsmithing, repair work
769913 Recreational vehicle repair services
76991300 Recreational vehicle repair services
76991301 Mobile home repair
76991302 Motorcycle repair service
76991303 Snowmobile repair
769914 Agricultural equipment repair services
76991400 Agricultural equipment repair services
76991401 Farm machinery repair
76991402 Tractor repair
769915 Photographic and optical goods equipment repair services
76991500 Photographic and optical goods equipment repair services
76991501 Binoculars and other optical goods repair
76991502 Camera repair shop
76991503 Photographic equipment repair
769916 Household appliance repair services
76991600 Household appliance repair services
76991601 Gas appliance repair service
76991602 Sewing machine repair shop
76991603 Stove repair shop
769917 Cleaning services
76991700 Cleaning services
76991701 Baking pan glazing and cleaning
76991702 Beer pump coil cleaning and repair service
76991703 Brick cleaning
76991704 Catch basin cleaning
76991705 Filter cleaning
76991706 Machinery cleaning
769918 General household repair services
76991800 General household repair services
76991801 Awning repair shop
76991802 China and glass repair
76991803 China firing and decorating to individual order
76991804 Door and window repair
76991805 Garage door repair
76991806 Lawn mower repair shop
76991807 Mattress renovating and repair shop
76991808 Mirror repair shop
76991809 Picture framing, custom
76991810 Reneedling work
76991811 Rug repair shop, not combined with cleaning
76991812 Scale repair service
769919 Leather goods and luggage repair services
76991900 Leather goods and luggage repair services
76991901 Leather goods, cleaning and repair
76991902 Luggage repair shop
76991903 Pocketbook repair shop
769920 Customizing services
76992000 Customizing services
76992001 Antique repair and restoration, except furniture, autos
76992002 Office equipment and accessory customizing
76992003 Railroad car customizing
769921 Gun services
76992100 Gun services
76992101 Gun parts made to individual order
76992102 Gunsmith shop
769922 Aircraft and heavy equipment repair services
76992200 Aircraft and heavy equipment repair services
76992201 Aircraft flight instrument repair
76992202 Aviation propeller and blade repair
76992203 Construction equipment repair
76992204 Fire control (military) equipment repair
76992205 Geophysical equipment repair
76992206 Hydraulic equipment repair
76992207 Life saving and survival equipment, non-medical: repair
76992208 Printing trades machinery and equipment repair
76992209 Pumps and pumping equipment repair
76992210 Restaurant equipment repair
76992211 Service station equipment repair
76992212 Welding equipment repair
769923 Tool repair services
76992300 Tool repair services
76992301 Knife, saw and tool sharpening and repair
76992302 Power tool repair
769924 Miscellaneous automotive repair services
76992400 Miscellaneous automotive repair services
76992401 Balancing service
76992402 Battery service and repair
76992403 Speedometer repair
769925 Miscellaneous building item repair services
76992500 Miscellaneous building item repair services
76992501 Elevators: inspection, service, and repair
76992502 Fountain repair
76992503 Vending machine repair
769926 Window blind repair services
76992600 Window blind repair services
76992601 Venetian blind repair shop
769927 Hobby and collectors services
76992700 Hobby and collectors services
76992701 Doll and accessory repair
76992702 Taxidermists
769999 Repair services, nec, nec
76999901 Cash register repair
76999902 Fountain pen repair shop
76999903 Harness repair shop
76999904 Horse drawn vehicle repair
76999905 Photocopy machine repair
76999906 Plastics products repair
76999907 Rubber product repair
76999908 Shopping cart repair
76999909 Snowblower repair
76999910 Textile roll covering
76999911 Typewriter repair, including electric
76999912 Umbrella repair shop
76999913 Wheel and caster repair
76999914 Automated teller machine (ATM) repair

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. )