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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.

You can order

Online: Go to: https://corp.dcra.dc.gov. Create an account and login. Choose “Request a Certificate of Good Standing.”

By Mail: Provide the Order Form, payment, and a daytime phone number for any questions on your request cover letter.

In Person: You can drop off a completed Order Form at the office between 9:30 and 4:30, Monday-Friday. In person requests will processed the same day.

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

Payment options?

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 to get 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.


Contact Info:

District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations Division
941 North Capitol Street NE, Room 1100
Washington, DC 20002


PO Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090
(202)442-4400 phone


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