Washington D.C. Certificate Of Good Standing
How to Get a District of Columbia Certificate of Good Standing
A Certificate of Good Standing in the District of Columbia can be ordered by mail or in person, but we recommend mailing. Normal processing takes up to 10 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $30 or less. Expedited service is available in person only and should be the same day.
How do I get a D.C. Certificate of Good Standing?
You can get a Certificate of Good Standing in person or online from the D.C. Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection.
Business Licensing Center
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Go to to CorpOnline and create an account. Once your account is created you can choose “Request a Certificate of Good Standing.”
How much does a District of Columbia Certificate of Good Standing cost?
To register as a Washington DC Corporation:
$50 All entities except for non-profits.
$40 for non-profits.
Note: The fee is $1 for for-profit corporations incorporated before 1962 and non-profit corporations that were incorporated before 1954.
Is expedited processing available?
Yes. Expedited service is available: One day: $100 Three day: $50
Check, Money Order, Certified and/or Cashier Check. Credit cards accepted in person and online. Make check or money order payable to: DC Treasurer.
How long does it take the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP) to issue a Certificate of Good Standing?
Online: instant. Expedited counter Service: same day or 3 day options. Normal processing: 10 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the District of Columbia?
It will be returned by regular mail if you mail the form. If you request a certificate online, it will be immediately available and also emailed to you.
Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection
941 North Capitol Street NE, Room 1100
Washington, DC 20002
PO Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090