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Quick Notes on Incorporating in Washington, D.C.


Processing time State fees Our fee
15 to 20 business days
on average
About 5 business days
with $65 expedite fee
$220
C-Corp or S-Corp
$220
LLC
Washington, D.C. has an average incorporation processing time of 15 to 20 business days, which can be expedited to about 5 business days for an additional state fee of $65.

The state of Washington, D.C. requires a fee of $220 to form a C-Corp or S-Corp, and a fee of $220 to form an LLC (Limited Liability Company).

These Washington, D.C. state fees are in addition to our incorporation fee, which is $139 for our Standard Package, $297 for our Premier Package, or $773 for our Venture Package.


Washington, D.C. maintenance requirements for C-Corps and S-Corps
All District of Columbia companies must file an annual report with the Mayor by April 15th of the year after its incorporation and on or before April 15th of each second year thereafter.

The biennial report fee is $250.

Also, the District of Columbia requires corporations to have at least $1,000 deposited in a bank before business can be commenced.


Washington, D.C. maintenance requirements for LLCs
As a reminder to help you get started, all District of Columbia companies must file an annual report with the Mayor by April 15th of the year after its incorporation and on or before April 15th of each second year thereafter.

The biennial report fee is $250.