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Each state has its own rules that apply to forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) and DC is no exception. Knowing what is required in Washington, D.C. will make forming your LLC easier.
Your LLC’s name must contain one of the following: "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C."
Washington, DC has the following requirements for the members and managers of LLCs:
You form an LLC in DC by filing Articles of Organization and paying the state-imposed filing fee.
You must have a District of Columbia Registered Agent if you form an LLC in Washington, DC. The Registered Agent must have a physical address in the District of Columbia—no post office boxes are allowed. And, your agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
DC allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC). A PLLC must have those initials as part of its name.
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