District of Columbia Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection - Business and Professional Licensing Administration - Corporations Division


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Contact Information

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

Mailing address:
Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection Corporations Division
PO Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090

Phone: 202-442-4432

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

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the District of Columbia Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection - Business and Professional Licensing Administration - 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 Licensing and Consumer Protection - Business and Professional Licensing Administration - Corporations Division
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50


Commercial Registered Agent

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection - Business and Professional Licensing Administration - Corporations Division
Notes:

The Corporations Division Program Manager acts as the Mayor̢


Foreign Registration

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection - Business and Professional Licensing Administration - Corporations Division
Form:

Foreign Registration Statement FN-1

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

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.


Trade Name

Form:

Form TN-1: Trade Name Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$55

Is registration mandatory?:

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

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.

Trade Name Renewal

Form:

TN-2 Trade Name Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

By April 1 of the second year from the year of registration and biennially by April 1 thereafter.

Law:

DC Code § 47-2855.02


Two-Year Report

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection - Business and Professional Licensing Administration - 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:

The first report is due April 1 in the calendar year after registration. After the first filing, reports are due biennially by April 1. Reports may be filed as early as January 15.

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.

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