Note: If applicant’s principal place of business is located outside the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, applicant may submit proof of trade name registration from either: 1) the jurisdiction where applicant’s principal place of business is located; or 2) from the jurisdiction inside the Metropolitan District where applicant’s local office or designated agent is located.
Below is a list of agencies responsible for registering trade names in the most common business locations.
Office of the Clerk
Virginia State Corporation Commission
1300 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 2118
Richmond, VA 23218
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street, S.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
301 West Preston Street, Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395
Attachment B Samples: http://www.wmatc.gov/pdf/Attachment_B_Samples.pdf