District of Columbia Biennial Report

Declare to the District of Columbia that your business is still operating by filing a Biennial Report every other year. The due date and cost to file these reports varies based on what type of business you run.

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All businesses located and operating in the District of Columbia are required to file a Biennial Report with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. These reports are compliance documents that inform the district of any changes that your business has gone through during the past two years. If you have made any changes to your corporate structure, moved your primary office of operations, or chosen a new registered agent, you’ll want to indicate that information on these forms.

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Worried about filing your annual report to the District of Columbia? Let us do it for you. Our convenient filing services come with the following benefits:

  • Experienced preparation
  • Guaranteed on-time filing
  • Keep your District of Columbia business operating legally
  • Avoid late fees and penalties

We Protect Your Privacy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us and we go to great lengths to keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. As part of our promise, we:

  • Monitor state records
  • Update your records for you
  • Allow you to use our address when filing instead of yours

We don’t sell your information to anyone. We only provide it to government entities when required and keep it on file so we can help you with your future annual registration needs.

District of Columbia Annual Registration Filing Instructions

District of Columbia Annual Report Filing Fees

The filing fees for a Biennial Report in Washington, D.C. vary based on what type of business you run. Corporations and LLCs must pay $300 to file a report. The report is due by April 1 every other year. Nonprofits must pay $80 to file a report, which is due by July 2 every other year. Partnerships must pay $300 to file, and their report is due by January 2 every other year. If you do not file your report on time, the district could assess a late fee of up to $100.

Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 442-4400
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Initial Reports including Biennial Reports are due April 1st.
Filing Fee: $300
Penalty: $100
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: DCRA Corporations Division:

Important Information: If report is not filed by Sept. 1st, then the state will revoke the business.

Limited Liability Company: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 442-4400
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Initial Reports including Biennial Reports are due April 1st.
Filing Fee: $300
Penalty: $100
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: DCRA Corporations Division:

Important Information: If report is not filed by Sept. 1st, then the state will revoke the business.

Domestic Non Profit Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 442-4400
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Initial Reports including Biennial Reports are due April 1st.
Filing Fee: $80
Penalty: $50
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: DCRA Corporations Division:

Important Information: If report is not filed by Sept. 1st, then the state will revoke the business.

Professional Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 442-4400
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Initial Reports including Biennial Reports are due April 1st.
Filing Fee: $300
Penalty: $100
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: DCRA Corporations Division:

Important Information: If report is not filed by Sept. 1st, then the state will revoke the business.

General/Limited Partnership

State Office:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 442-4400
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Initial Reports including Biennial Reports are due April 1st.
Filing Fee: $300
Penalty: $100
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: DCRA Corporations Division:

Important Information: If report is not filed by Sept. 1st, then the state will revoke the business.

Limited Liability Partnership

State Office:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 442-4400
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Initial Reports including Biennial Reports are due April 1st.
Filing Fee: $300
Penalty: $100
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: DCRA Corporations Division:

Important Information: If report is not filed by Sept. 1st, then the state will revoke the business.

How to File Your District of Columbia Secretary of State Annual Report:

There are two ways to fulfill the filing requirements in DC for your biennial report. The first is to handle the process yourself, while the second option is to let our team take care of the process for you so you can focus on other, more pressing issues.

If you file the report yourself, you’ll need to visit the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs website and create an account or log into your existing one. Then, you must enter all information required on the form. This includes:

  • Name of the company
  • Company address
  • Business purpose
  • Name and address of registered DC agent
  • All entity governors, officers, and executives
  • Statements of good standing if the entity is a foreign based one

Once you complete the process, you’ll then have to sign it and pay for the filing. As mentioned above, filing fees are $300. However, you still must pay all applicable taxes, licensing fees, and other costs that are required of the state.

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We offer secure, professional annual registration preparation and filing services. Hire us and you’ll never need to worry about missing an annual report deadline or paying hidden fees. We’ll make sure your business is in good legal standing so you don’t face the threat of administrative dissolution.

District of Columbia Annual Report Filling Service Benefits

Our annual report filing services can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Hassle-free annual compliance
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  • Professionally prepared and submitted filing service

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Washington DC Biennial Report FAQS

The deadline is April 1st of every other year. Companies formed in an odd numbered year must file in each odd-numbered year, while those formed in even numbered years must file every even numbered year thereafter.


Yes, there are. Businesses must file an initial report by April 1 of the first year after its formation. This is regardless of how late in a year the company is formed. Thereafter, every other year will be the requirement.

For all businesses including corporations, LLCs, PLLCs, LPs, and LLPs, the filing fee is a flat $300. For nonprofit organizations, the fee is $80. This is for domestic or foreign based companies.

There are significant penalties for failing to file your DC biennial report on time. The late fee is $100 for all for-profit businesses, and $50 for nonprofits that fail to file. This is in addition to any noncompliance issues that could arise.

Business managers, members, partners, directors, and agents may file a DC biennial report on behalf of a company. Original signatures will be required for corporations if a paper form is filed, while other organizations aren’t required to include original signatures.

District of Columbia Business Resources:

District of Columbia Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(202) 442-4400

Address:
District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

HELP FILE MY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ANNUAL REPORT

There is a lot to remember when running a business and making sure the annual report or biennial report is filed on time is the last thing a business owner needs to worry about. At DoMyLLC we have an entire department that is dedicated to ensuring annual report filing are complete in a timely manner. Take one less task off your plate and feel confident your annual report will be filed on time to avoid late penalties and falling into bad standing with the state.