Under the provisions of the District of Columbia Business Organizations Act (D.C. Code Title 29) customers can register domestic general cooperative associations.
“Association” means a group enterprise incorporated under Title 29 Chapter 9. An association shall be treated as a nonprofit corporation for purposes of taxation or securities regulation under the law of the District.
An association may be incorporated under this chapter to engage in any one or more lawful mode or modes of acquiring, producing, building, operating, manufacturing, furnishing, exchanging, or distributing any type or types of property, commodities, goods, or services for the primary and mutual benefit of the patrons of the association, or their patrons, if any, as ultimate consumers.
To register domestic general cooperative association in the District, customer shall deliver articles of incorporation form DGCA-1 to the Superintendent for filing either by web or by mail / walk-in.
NOTE: Walk-in Customers will be charged expedited fee for one day service in the amount of $100 in addition to regular filing fees.
Go to CorpOnline site at https://corp.dcra.dc.gov, create a profile, access the online services main page (use Internet Explorer 8, Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and proceed. Online filers must pay by credit card. Once filing is submitted, print the last confirmation page for your records.
Every domestic and foreign corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Partnership (effective 01/12), General and Limited Cooperative Association, Business Trust (effective 01/12) is required to file two-year reports with Corporations Division to maintain good standing within the District of Columbia. Please, review the table below to determine report requirements for your entity.
First Report Due**
Subsequent Reports Due
Limited Liability Company
Limited Liability Partnership
General Cooperative Association
Limited Cooperative Association*
April 1st of the very next year from the year of registration**
April 1st every two years thereafter
*Limited Cooperative Association, Limited Partnership and Business Trust – effective 01/12.
**Foreign entities might be liable for back reports if commenced business prior to registration.