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
79 Amusement and Recreation Services
7911 Dance Studios, Schools, and Halls
791100 Dance studios, schools, and halls
79110000 Dance studios, schools, and halls
791101 Dance hall services
79110100 Dance hall services
79110101 Dance hall or ballroom operation
79110102 Discotheque, except those serving alcoholic beverages
791102 Dance instructor and school services
79110200 Dance instructor and school services
79110201 Childrens' dancing school
79110202 Dance instructor
79110203 Dance studio and school
79110204 Professional dancing school
7922 Theatrical Producers and Services
792200 Theatrical producers and services
79220000 Theatrical producers and services
792201 Theatrical talent and booking agencies
79220100 Theatrical talent and booking agencies
79220101 Agent or manager for entertainers
79220102 Booking agency, theatrical
79220103 Casting bureau, theatrical
79220104 Employment agency: theatrical, radio, and television
79220105 Entertainment promotion
79220106 Talent agent, theatrical
792202 Theatrical production services
79220200 Theatrical production services
79220201 Ballet production
79220202 Community theater production
79220203 Performing arts center production
792203 Theatrical companies
79220300 Theatrical companies
79220301 Amateur theatrical company
79220302 Burlesque company
79220303 Opera company
79220304 Plays, road and stock companies
79220305 Repertory, road or stock companies: theatrical
79220306 Summer theater
79220307 Vaudeville company
792204 Theatrical producers
79220400 Theatrical producers
79220401 Legitimate live theater producers
79220402 Radio producers
79220403 Television program, including commercial producers
792205 Theatrical rental services
79220500 Theatrical rental services
79220501 Equipment rental, theatrical
79220502 Scenery rental, theatrical
792206 Costume and scenery design services
79220600 Costume and scenery design services
79220601 Costume design, theatrical
79220602 Scenery design, theatrical
792299 Theatrical producers and services, nec
79229901 Beauty contest production
79229902 Concert management service
79229903 Lighting, theatrical
79229904 Ticket agency, theatrical
7929 Entertainers and Entertainment Groups
792900 Entertainers and entertainment groups
79290000 Entertainers and entertainment groups
792901 Musical entertainers
79290100 Musical entertainers
79290101 Chamber music groups or artists
79290102 Classical music groups or artists
79290103 Country music groups or artists
79290104 Dance band
79290105 Drum and bugle corps (drill teams)
79290106 Gospel singers
79290107 Jazz music group or artist
79290108 Musician
79290109 Orchestras or bands, nec
79290110 Popular music groups or artists
79290111 Symphony orchestra
792999 Entertainers and entertainment groups, nec
79299901 Actor
79299902 Actress
79299903 Disc jockey service
79299904 Entertainers
79299905 Entertainment group
79299906 Entertainment service
79299907 Magician
79299908 Singing telegram service
7933 Bowling Centers
793300 Bowling centers
79330000 Bowling centers
793399 Bowling centers, nec
79339901 Candle pin center
79339902 Duck pin center
79339903 Ten pin center
7941 Sports Clubs, Managers, and Promoters
794100 Sports clubs, managers, and promoters
79410000 Sports clubs, managers, and promoters
794101 Professional and semi-professional sports clubs
79410100 Professional and semi-professional sports clubs
79410101 Baseball club, professional and semi-professional
79410102 Basketball club
79410103 Football club
79410104 Ice hockey club
79410105 Soccer club
794102 Stadium event operator services
79410200 Stadium event operator services
79410201 Boxing and wrestling arena
79410202 Sports field or stadium operator, promoting sports events
794199 Sports clubs, managers, and promoters, nec
79419901 Manager of individual professional athletes
79419902 Sports promotion
7948 Racing, Including Track Operation
794800 Racing, including track operation
79480000 Racing, including track operation
794801 Motor vehicle racing and drivers
79480100 Motor vehicle racing and drivers
79480101 Motorcycle racing
79480102 Race car drivers
79480103 Race car owners
79480104 Stock car racing
79480105 Boat racing
794802 Race track operation
79480200 Race track operation
79480201 Auto race track operation
79480202 Dog race track operation
79480203 Dragstrip operation
79480204 Horse race track operation
794803 Racehorse care
79480300 Racehorse care
79480301 Racehorse training
79480302 Stables, racing
794804 Dog and horse racing, and drivers
79480400 Dog and horse racing, and drivers
79480401 Dog racing
79480402 Harness horse racing
79480403 Harness racing driver
79480404 Horses, racing
79480405 Jockey, horse racing
79480406 Thoroughbred horse racing
7991 Physical Fitness Facilities
799100 Physical fitness facilities
79910000 Physical fitness facilities
799101 Physical fitness clubs with training equipment
79910100 Physical fitness clubs with training equipment
79910101 Athletic club and gymnasiums, membership
79910102 Health club
79910103 Spas
799102 Weight reducing clubs
79910200 Weight reducing clubs
79910201 Reducing facility
79910202 Slenderizing salon
799103 Exercise facilities
79910300 Exercise facilities
79910301 Aerobic dance and exercise classes
79910302 Exercise salon
7992 Public Golf Courses
799200 Public golf courses
79920000 Public golf courses
7993 Coin-operated Amusement Devices
799300 Coin-operated amusement devices
79930000 Coin-operated amusement devices
799301 Music machines
79930100 Music machines
79930101 Juke box
79930102 Music systems, coin-operated
799302 Game machines
79930200 Game machines
79930201 Amusement machine rental, coin-operated
79930202 Mechanical games, coin-operated
79930203 Pinball machine
799303 Arcades
79930300 Arcades
79930301 Amusement arcade
79930302 Video game arcade
799304 Gambling machines
79930400 Gambling machines
79930401 Gambling establishments operating coin-operated machines
79930402 Gambling machines, coin-operated
79930403 Slot machine
7996 Amusement Parks
799600 Amusement parks
79960000 Amusement parks
799699 Amusement parks, nec
79969901 Kiddie park
79969902 Pier, amusement
79969903 Theme park, amusement
7997 Membership Sports and Recreation Clubs
799700 Membership sports and recreation clubs
79970000 Membership sports and recreation clubs
799701 Ice sports
79970100 Ice sports
79970101 Curling club, membership
79970102 Hockey club, except professional and semi-professional
799702 Boating and swimming clubs
79970200 Boating and swimming clubs
79970201 Beach club, membership
79970202 Boating club, membership
79970203 Swimming club, membership
79970204 Yacht club, membership
799703 Gun and hunting clubs
79970300 Gun and hunting clubs
79970301 Gun club, membership
79970302 Hunting club, membership
799704 Outdoor field clubs
79970400 Outdoor field clubs
79970401 Baseball club, except professional and semi-professional
79970402 Football club, except professional and semi-professional
79970403 Polo club, membership
79970404 Soccer club, except professional and semi-professional
799705 Indoor/outdoor court clubs
79970500 Indoor/outdoor court clubs
79970501 Handball club, membership
79970502 Racquetball club, membership
79970503 Squash club, membership
79970504 Tennis club, membership
799799 Membership sports and recreation clubs, nec
79979901 Aviation club, membership
79979902 Bowling league or team
79979903 Bridge club, membership
79979904 Country club, membership
79979905 Flying field, maintained by aviation clubs
79979906 Golf club, membership
79979907 Lawn bowling club, membership
79979908 Riding club, membership
7999 Amusement and Recreation, Nec
799900 Amusement and recreation, nec
79990000 Amusement and recreation, nec
799901 Tennis services and professionals
79990100 Tennis services and professionals
79990101 Tennis club, non-membership
79990102 Tennis courts, outdoor/indoor: non-membership
79990103 Tennis professional
799902 Golf services and professionals
79990200 Golf services and professionals
79990201 Golf cart, power, rental
79990202 Golf driving range
79990203 Golf professionals
79990204 Golf, pitch-n-putt
79990205 Miniature golf course operation
799903 Indoor court clubs
79990300 Indoor court clubs
79990301 Handball courts, non-membership
79990302 Racquetball club, non-membership
79990303 Squash club, non-membership
799904 Table sports parlor operation
79990400 Table sports parlor operation
79990401 Billiard parlor
79990402 Ping pong parlor
79990403 Pool parlor
799905 Bicycle and motorcycle rental services
79990500 Bicycle and motorcycle rental services
79990501 Bicycle rental
79990502 Moped rental
79990503 Motorcycle rental
799906 Skating rink operation services
79990600 Skating rink operation services
79990601 Curling rinks
79990602 Ice skating rink operation
79990603 Roller skating rink operation
799907 Shooting facilities and archery lanes
79990700 Shooting facilities and archery lanes
79990701 Archery lanes
79990702 Shooting gallery
79990703 Shooting range operation
79990704 Skeet shooting facility
79990705 Trapshooting facility, non-membership
799908 Card and game services
79990800 Card and game services
79990801 Bingo hall
79990802 Bridge club, non-membership
79990803 Card rooms
79990804 Game parlor
799909 Animal shows/circuses
79990900 Animal shows/circuses
79990901 Animal shows in circuses, fairs, and carnivals
79990902 Circus company
79990903 Horse shows
799910 Exhibition and carnival operation services
79991000 Exhibition and carnival operation services
79991001 Agricultural fair
79991002 Air shows
79991003 Carnival operation
79991004 Exhibition operation
79991005 Exposition operation
79991006 Fair, nsk
79991007 Festival operation
799911 Instruction schools, camps, and services
79991100 Instruction schools, camps, and services
79991101 Arts and crafts instruction
79991102 Baseball instruction school
79991103 Basketball instruction school
79991104 Bowling instruction
79991105 Bridge instruction
79991106 Day camp
79991107 Diving instruction, underwater
79991108 Games, instruction
79991109 Gymnastic instruction, non-membership
79991110 Hockey instruction school
79991111 Judo instruction
79991112 Karate instruction
79991113 Martial arts school, nec
79991114 Parachute training, for pleasure
79991115 Sailing instruction
79991116 Scuba and skin diving instruction
79991117 Sewing instruction
79991118 Skating instruction, ice or roller
79991119 Ski instruction
79991120 Sports instruction, schools and camps
79991121 Surfing instruction
79991122 Swimming instruction
79991123 Yoga instruction
79991124 Cake or pastry decorating instruction
79991125 Massage instruction
79991126 Photography instruction
79991127 Physical fitness instruction
799912 Riding and rodeo services
79991200 Riding and rodeo services
79991201 Riding academy and school
79991202 Riding stable
79991203 Rodeo animal rental
79991204 Rodeo operation
79991205 Saddlehorse rental
799913 Gambling and lottery services
79991300 Gambling and lottery services
79991301 Bookmakers
79991302 Gambling establishment
79991303 Gambling machines, operation
79991304 Lottery operation
79991305 Lottery tickets, sale of
79991306 Off-track betting
799914 Beach and water sports equipment rental and services
79991400 Beach and water sports equipment rental and services
79991401 Bath house, independent
79991402 Bathing beach, non-membership
79991403 Beach chair and accessory rental
79991404 Fishing boats, party: operation
79991405 Fishing lakes and piers, operation
79991406 Houseboat rentals
79991407 Lifeguard service
79991408 Pleasure boat rental
79991409 Rowboat and canoe rental
79991410 Sailboard rental
79991411 Surfing equipment rental
79991412 Swimming pool, non-membership
799915 Tourist attractions, amusement park concessions and rides
79991500 Tourist attractions, amusement park concessions and rides
79991501 Aerial tramway or ski lift, amusement or scenic
79991502 Amusement concession
79991503 Amusement ride
79991504 Cave operation
79991505 Concession operator
79991506 Go-cart raceway operation and rentals
79991507 Observation tower operation
79991508 Pack train, for amusement
79991509 Scenic railroads for amusement
79991510 Ski rental concession
79991511 Tourist attraction, commercial
79991512 Waterslide operation
79991513 Wave pool operation
79991514 Wax museum, commercial
79991515 Zoological garden, commercial
79991516 Hot air balloon rides
799916 Tour and guide services
79991600 Tour and guide services
79991601 Hunting guides
79991602 Rafting tours
79991603 Tourist guide
79991604 Trail guide
799999 Amusement and recreation, nec, nec
79999901 Art gallery, commercial
79999902 Astrologer
79999903 Baseball batting cage
79999904 Fireworks display service
79999905 Fortune tellers
79999906 Jukebox rental
79999907 Outfitters, recreation
79999908 Phrenologist
79999909 Picnic ground operation
79999910 Recreation center
79999911 Recreation equipment rental
79999912 Recreation services
79999913 Slot-car race track
79999914 Sporting goods rental, nec
79999915 Sports professionals, nec
79999916 Ticket sales office for sporting events, contract
79999917 Trampoline operation
79999918 Night club, not serving alcoholic beverages

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. )