DC LLC Formation

Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.

Cost to form a DC LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the DC state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to form an LLC in DC with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
Form a DC LLC    Incorporation Options

LLC name

The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The word “Bank” cannot be used unless the company is a bank.

Member/Manager information

The following are DC’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. DC requires directors to have a physical address (no post office boxes).
  • Age requirements. DC does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in DC is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. DC's requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in DC. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
DC Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

DC allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

Additional DC information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in DC: