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Lease (12 month minimum) - Defintion

A lease (12 month minimum) is required to be submitted with your application for CBE certification in the District of Columbia. Month to month leases are not accepted.

District or State

The business must demonstrate it meets one of the following - Yes

 The business must demonstrate it meets one of the following:- More than 50% of the employees of the business enterprise are residents of the District; or- The owners of more than 50% of the business enterprise are residents of the District; or- More than 50% of the assets of the business enterprise, excluding bank accounts, are located in the District; or - More than 50% of the business enterprise’s gross receipts are District gross receipts.

The principal office of the business enterprise must be located in the District of Columbia - Yes

The principal office of the business enterprise must be located in the District of Columbia.

Can demonstrate one of the following - Yes

Can demonstrate one of the following:
- Is properly licensed under DC law; 
- Is subject to tax under DC law (Chapter 18 of Title 47); or
- The business enterprise is a business enterprise identified in D.C. Official Code § 47-1808.01(1) through (5) and more than 50% of the business is owned by residents of the District.