District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
1100 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: 202-442-4400 or 202-123-4567 (TTY)
Fax: 202-442-9445

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: dcra@dc.gov

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Commercial Registered Agent

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Notes:

The Corporations Division Program Manager acts as the Mayor̢

Fact Checked:6/17/15

Foreign Registration

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Foreign Registration Statement FN-1

Agency Fee:

$220

Law:

DC Code § 29-105.02

Penalties:

Corporations that do business in the District prior to foreign qualification may be subject to penalties of $400 for each biennial period prior to foreign qualification.

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Trade Name

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Form TN-1: Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$55

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade name registration is required for entities using an alternate name.

County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Although trade name registration does not directly offer name protection, entity names must be distinguishable from other legal, reserved, and trade names.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in District of Columbia.

Two-Year Report

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

BRA-25: Two-Year Report for Domestic and Foreign Filing Entity

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$80

Turnaround:

Online filings process in about 15 business days.

Due:

Your first report is due April 1 in the calendar year after registration. After the first filing, reports are due biennially by April 1.

Law:

D.C. Code Ann. § 29-301.01 et seq.

Penalties:

Late fee of $50.

Notes:
  • In person filing is subject to additional $100 fee.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

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