District of Columbia LLC and District of Columbia Corporation
Filed with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Corporations Division
District of Columbia Corporation Names
The District of Columbia Corporation name shall contain the word “Corporation,” “Incorporated,” “Company,” or “Limited,” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” “Inc.,” “Co.,” or “Ltd.,” or words or abbreviations of similar import in another language.
District of Columbia Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The District of Columbia LLC name of a limited liability company other than a professional limited liability company shall contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “LLC”, “L.C.”, or “LC”. The name of a professional limited liability company shall contain the words “professional limited liability company” or the abbreviation “P.L.L.C.” or “PLLC”.
A corporation must maintain a registered agent at all times to accept any important service of process from the state. The registered agent must be located and available during regular business hours at a legal address within the state. District of Columbia prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- Minimum Number – One or more.
- State Residence Requirements – None.
- Age Requirements – Directors must be a natural person at least 19 years of age.
- Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Information regarding classes and series of shares, including rights and restrictions, and the number of shares of each class and series that the corporation is authorized to issue and those that the board of directors is allowed to change.
The articles of incorporation, minutes and any records of actions taken by shareholders without a meeting for the past three years, a list of names and business addresses of the directors and/or officers along with the most recent annual report must be kept at the company’s principal office.
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