We make it easy to start your LLC in Washington DC. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your LLC. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the Washington DC Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review name reservation certificate
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide a Washington DC registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial LLC filing fee to Washington DC
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a LLC in Washington DC?

  1. Select a company name. The name of a limited liability
    company must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C.", or "LC". "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.", and "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.".
  2. List a Principal Office: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. PO Boxes are NOT permitted.
  3. Mailing Address: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. A PO Box IS acceptable.
  4. Member or manager information: The limited liability company must list the name, title, business and residence address of at least one member or manager of the limited liability company (if no business address, must state NONE). Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code and check the appropriate box under “TITLE”.
    Note: LLCs may have as many members/managers as they wish. However, only three will be displayed on the CONCORD
    business inquiry page. Additional names will be available by requesting copies of the original filing.
  5. You can also have other provisions named.

Can I reserve a limited liability company name in advance of formation?

Yes. A name may be reserved for a period of 120 days. There is a $22 filing fee to reserve a LLC name.

Does Washington DC require that members or managers be listed?

No. Washington DC does NOT require that any members or managers be listed on the certificate of formation. However, at least one Manager, Member or other Governing Person will need to be provided in the annual report.

Does Washington DC require a principal office?

Yes. Washington DC requires a principal office. The office must be a physical address. PO boxes can be listed after physical addresses.

Does Washington DC permit a mailing address?

Yes. You can list a mailing address with Washington DC. A PO Box IS acceptable.

Does Washington DC need a duration listed on the certificate of formation?

No. Listing a duration is optional.

Do I need to list a LLC purpose on the certificate of formation?

No. Washington DC does NOT require that a purpose be listed on the certificate.

Do I need to provide Washington DC an email address?

No. Washington DC does NOT require an email address.

Does Washington DC ask for any inclusion ownership information?

Yes. However, it is optional to answer these questions: 1) Is this a female owned business? Is this a minority owned business?

How much does it cost for a LLC in Washington DC?

Washington DC charges an initial filing fee of $70.

Are there are annual renewal fees in Washington DC?

Yes. Every domestic and foreign limited liability company registered to do business in Washington DC shall file an annual certificate each year on the company’s anniversary date and shall pay an annual report fee $15.

How long does it take to get a LLC in Washington DC?

Washington DC takes about 7-10 business days to setup your LLC and receive your certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Washington DC?

Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. States do not issue EIN numbers.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with Washington DC state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit Washington DC (District of Columbia) website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming an DC LLC.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a LLC from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
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  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

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