Opening Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the District of Columbia

An LLC is a hybrid business that draws advantageous characteristics from both corporations and partnerships.


You will need to file articles of organization form DLC-1 to form a new LLC.

Forming an LLC is the optional step in regulatory compliance. Please, consult a corporate attorney or CPA to get legal advice.

Articles of Organization and filing fee.

Certificate of Organization will be issued upon successful filing of articles of organization.

You can file articles of organization online at, by visiting Business License Center at 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, or by mail to:

Wells Fargo Bank
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Lockbox # 92300
Columbia, MD 21046

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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