Name change because of marriage, divorce, or other legal change

If your name has recently changed due to marriage, divorce, or court decree, and your tax id/social security number has not changed, you are required to go through a few steps to make the changes to the associated documents and, if applicable, your Certificate of Occupancy.

 

Here is a synopsis of what is required to change your name, based on the specific filing:

 

  1. Business Tax Registration. Provide a copy of your updated social security card and driver’s license to the Office of Tax and Revenue to have the name on your tax account changed. 
  2. Basic Business License. Provide a copy of your updated Social Security Card, your updated DC Business Tax Registration, and a copy of the court decree approving the name change, to the Business License Division of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. If your license required a Certificate of Occupancy, you will need to show an updated Certificate of Occupancy as well.
  3. RAD Registration.  File an Amended Housing Provider’s Registration Form, along with a copy of your updated license, with the Department of Housing and Community Development. 
  4. Certificate of Occupancy. Provide a copy of your deed and a copy of your court decree to the Building Permitting Division of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

 

Please reach out to us if you need any help making the changes to your various filings. The only change we cannot assist with is updating your Business Tax Registration, but this can be handled by your accountant or by calling the Office of Tax and Revenue Business Tax Division directly. 

 

Contacts:

 

Business Tax Division

Office of Tax and Revenue

202-727-4829

 

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs 

202-442-9500

 

Department of Housing and Community Development

202-442-9505

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