Government of the District of Columbia
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of Tax and Revenue
Citywide Clean Hands (CCH)

New Business : If you are a new business owner who has not completed and submitted a Combined Business Registration Form (FR 500), you must complete that process before applying for a Certificate of Clean Hands here. When you receive your Notice of Business Tax Registration, you can then use this system. Otherwise you will need…

How to obtain a Clean Hands Certificate? - It's Quick, Easy and Secure.

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What you need...  

Social Security Number (SSN) / Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) AND
Tax Information
  • Tax return types filed from two years prior to the current year D-20, D-30, D-40, D-40EZ AND
  • DC Adjusted Gross Income or Gross Receipts minus returns and allowances
Personal / Profile Information
  • First four characters of Last Name and House Number OR
  • Business First Filing Month-Year and Business Zip Code.


  • A Clean Hands Certificate may be obtained from any computer with Internet access. (Printing certificate requires PDF reader capability). You can download it here.
  • Obtain your Clean Hands Certificate by clicking here.



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