How to file a DBA in the District of Columbia
Filing a District of Columbia - Washington D.C. DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process.
Read below for answers to your questions about DBAs, plus important details and links, why you might consider filing an assumed name (DBA), and how a DBA can help or hurt you. If you need to research how to file a DBA in another U.S. state or territory, select it below.
Do I need a DBA in the District of Columbia?
The District of Columbia requires that all individuals file a DBA to obtain a fictitious trade name. And, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), or out of state companies that regularly transact business in the District of Columbia under a name different from their legal name, must file a DBA.