DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Biennial Report Instructions

What is the cost to file the DC Biennial Report?

DC Corporations and PCs-domestic and foreign: $300

DC Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: $80

DC LLC and PLLCs-domestic and foreign: $300

DC LLPs and LPs-domestic and foreign: $300

How to file your District of Columbia Commercial Division Biennial (2-year) Report:

DC will send you a reminder with filing instructions. There are two options for filing your DC 2-year report. Don’t be confused when you receive your reminder from your DC registered agent. They refer to the 2-year report as a biannual report.

Go to the DCRA website and download the biennial report form. Print it out and you can either mail it in or drop it off. If you drop off your report you will have to pay a $100 fee for expedited processing.

The best option is to file your report online at the link below. If this is your first online filing, you will need to create a DCRA user account with a user name and password.
DC Charities:

If you engage in charitable solicitation in DC, you will also need a DC Charitable Solicitation License from the DCRA. This license costs a total of $303 between three different fees, and is valid for two years. The business license application process is quite difficult. Once you have received your DC business license, you file the Uniform Registration Statement for Charitable Organization with the DCRA. There is no fee for that filing but it will need notarized.

When are DC Biennial Reports due?

When you start a business in Washington D.C., all new entities must file their first report by April 1st of the year following the year they were filed. After that, DC 2-year reports are filed April 1st every other year.

Does the District of Columbia have initial report requirements?

Yes. An initial report is due no later than April 1st the year after you file in DC, no matter how late in the year you file.

What are the penalty fees for a delinquent DC Biennial Report?

$100 late fee for DC LLCs, LLPs and LPs filing after April 1st

$50 late fee for DC Nonprofits filing after April 1st

How do I get notified?

The DCRA will mail a biennial report reminder to your DC registered agent about a month before it is due.

Who can file DC Biennial Reports?

An officer or director, manager, member, partner or agent.

Are original signatures needed?

If you are a DC Corporation and you file the paper form, yes you need original signatures.

DC LLCs and other organizations filing the paper form do not need original signatures.

DC Charities require two officer’s signatures notarized on the Uniform Registration Statement.

DCRA Corporations Division
1100 4th Street, SW P.O. Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090
Phone: (202) 442-4400
Fax: (202) 442-9445
Email: dcra@dc.gov
Charity fax: (202) 442-4523
Charity email: bbl.infocenter@dc.gov
Biennial report online: https://corp.dcra.dc.gov/Account.aspx/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2f