Washington D.C. Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in Washington D.C..

Domestic Initial Registration for Corporations:

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

Name Reservation Registration & Transfer Form GN-3

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

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

Name Reservation Registration & Transfer Form GN-3

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Liability Partnerships:

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

Name Reservation Registration & Transfer Form GN-3

Agency Fee:

$220

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

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

Name Reservation Registration & Transfer Form GN-3

Agency Fee:

$220

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Name Reservation Registration & Transfer Form GN-3

Agency Fee:

$40

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Professional Corporations:

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

Name Reservation Registration & Transfer Form GN-3

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Registered names are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Registered names are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Partnerships:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Registered names are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Registered names are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$150

Notes:

Registered names are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Registered names expire one year from the date of registration.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Registered names expire one year from the date of registration.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Partnerships:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Registered names expire one year from the date of registration.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Registered names expire one year from the date of registration.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Name Registration & Renewal Form GN-4

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Registered names expire one year from the date of registration.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

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