Clean Hands Self-Certification Form

A completed and signed Clean Hands Self-Certification attests that the business does not owe the District of Columbia $100.00 or more.


You may download the Clean Hands Self-Certification Form.

DC law requires all businesses applying for a Basic Business License to be compliant with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue.

File an (FR-500) Combined Registration Application for Business DC Taxes/Fees/Assessments with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) online, via mail, or in-person at 1101 4th Street, SW, W270, Washington, DC 20024. After registration, a Clean Hands Certificate (also known as a Letter of Good Standing) can be obtained from OTR. In lieu of a Clean Hands Certificate, the BBL applicant may complete a Clean Hands Self-Certification.

A Clean Hands Certificate must be submitted at the time of BBL application or renewal.

The Clean Hands Self-Certification form may be downloaded or obtained from the Business License Center, 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024.

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20024

Office Hours: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Phone: (202) 442-4400

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