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District of Columbia Biennial Report Service & Filing Instructions

Corporate Compliance by Local Corporate Guides®

The District of Columbia requires all Washington DC corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, LPs, and LLPs to file a biennial (every two years) report with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), Corporations Division. This page provides clear instructions for how to file the District of Columbia Biennial Report yourself. Our guide also includes due dates, required information, filing fees, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.

How to File Your District of Columbia Biennial Report

To file your District of Columbia Biennial Report, you’ll need to complete the following steps:

  1. Find your business’s filing due date and fees.
  2. Complete your report online or by paper.
  3. File your biennial report and pay the filing fee.

 

District of Columbia Biennial Report Due Dates and Fees

The chart below breaks down the due dates and filing fees for the District of Columbia Biennial Report. Annual reports are filed every other year, starting the year after your business is first formed or registered.

District of Columbia Biennial Report Fee Schedule

Business Type

Cost

Due Date

How to File

Corporations – foreign and domestic

$300

April 1

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic

$300

April 1

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations

$80

April 1

Online or Paper Form

LPs, LLPs – foreign and domestic

$300

April 1

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: The District of Columbia will asses corporations, LLCs, LPs, and LLPs a $100 late fee for failing to file a biennial report. District of Columbia nonprofits will pay an $80 penalty.

Filing Your District of Columbia Biennial Report

The District of Columbia Biennial Report can be submitted online, by mail, or in person. Here is a complete guide for how to file using both methods.

To file online:

  • Go to the District of Columbia CorpOnline Web Portal.
  • Enter your username and password to log in. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one by clicking “Register for a CorpOnline Account here.”

To file by paper:

  • Go to the District of Columbia Document Management System.
  • Click the blue “All Documents” tab.
  • Type “BRA-25” in the search box. Because all businesses use the same report, only one form will appear in your search results. Click the name of the form, and it will automatically download.

The following list is all the information you’ll need to include on your District of Columbia Biennial Report:

  • Business name.
  • State or country the business was initially formed in.
  • Principal address.
  • Registered agent name and District of Columbia address. If you need to make changes/updates to this information, you may do so on your biennial report.
  • Business purpose statement.
  • Member/manager OR officer/director information. Include full names and addresses.
  • Signature and title of authorized person filing the report.

Online submissions must be paid using a credit card. Mail or in-person filings must include a check or money order made payable to “DC Treasurer.” Please note that all in-person filings will automatically be assessed an expedited service fee ($100) for same-day processing.

Don’t want to worry about late fees, potential penalties, or forgetting to file? Hire Northwest Registered Agent to complete and file your District of Columbia Biennial Report for you!

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How Our District of Columbia Biennial Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your biennial report. For most domestic businesses, that’s $400 total.

Biennial Report Service Benefits

At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. District of Columbia Biennial Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our biennial report service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:

  1. In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours.

  2. Only the minimum required information will be included.

  3. We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.

  4. We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.

We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.

District of Columbia Biennial Report FAQ

When do I submit my first District of Columbia Biennial Report?

Your first District of Columbia biennial report will be due April 1st – the year after forming or registering your business. So, if you formed your business on March 16, 2020, then your first biennial report will be due April 1, 2021.

Does the District of Columbia charge late fees for failing to file a biennial report?

They sure do! Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and LLPs will pay an additional $100 and nonprofits will pay an $80 penalty.

How long does it take to process a District of Columbia Biennial Report?

If you file online or in person, your District of Columbia Biennial Report will be processed the same day. If you file by mail, it will take 1-3 weeks for turnaround.

Can any authorized individual file a District of Columbia Biennial Report?

Absolutely! After starting a business in District of Columbia, your biennial report can be filed by someone within the business (e.g.: member/manager or officer/director) OR someone your business hires to file on its behalf. When you hire Northwest Registered agent, we will file your District of Columbia Biennial Report for you!

Does the District of Columbia Biennial Report require original signatures?

Nope! The District of Columbia will accept copies of original documents.

Where can I get more information about the District of Columbia Biennial Report filing?

District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Corporation Division
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 22554
T: (202) 442-4432
Email: dcra@dc.gov

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