Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2855.04. Rules; fees.

(a) The Mayor shall adopt rules as necessary to administer this subchapter. The rules may include the specifying of forms and the setting of fees for trade name registrations, amendments, searches, renewals, and copies of registration documents.

(b) Fees set pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall not exceed the actual cost of administering this title [subchapter]; provided, that

(1) For expedited same-day service, there shall be a fee of $100 in addition to other fees required by statute or rule;

(2) For expedited 3-day service, there shall be a fee of $50 in addition to other fees required by statute or rule.


(Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2005(b), 46 DCR 3142; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2041(d), 57 DCR 181.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2855.4.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-111 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: “The Mayor shall adopt rules as necessary to administer this subchapter. The rules may include the specifying of forms and the setting of fees for trade name registrations, amendments, searches, renewals, and copies of registration documents. Fees shall not exceed the actual cost of administering this subchapter.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 207(e) of Coronavirus Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-405, Aug. 19, 2020, 67 DCR 10235).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 207(e) of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-328, June 8, 2020, 67 DCR 7598).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 207(e) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-326, May 27, 2020, 67 DCR 7045).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2041(d) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2041(d) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 207(e) of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).

Short Title

Short title of title II of Law 12-261: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2855.01.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Rulemaking Authority Pursuant to DC Law 12-261, the Business Regulatory Reform Act of 1998, see Mayor’s Order 2001-123, August 9, 2001 ( 48 DCR 7814).