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Access DC: What Is It and How To Use It

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 12:15pm



Access DC is your all-access pass to essential services, offering a range of DLCP applications designed to make your life easier. Explore CorpOnline, the user-friendly platform for handling organization registrations, and the DC Business Center, the digital solution for managing Basic Business Licenses (BBLs). Plus, with SCOUT, DLCP's consolidated online database, you can easily confirm the existence of a license.
If you are looking to apply for, renew, manage, or display your BBLs, Access DC simplifies it all for you. Whether you are operating as a nonprofit or for-profit corporation, a limited liability company, or any other business entity in the District, Access DC streamlines the registration process. CorpOnline is your online hub for effortlessly submitting, overseeing, and renewing corporate registrations and trade names.
Below is a comprehensive walkthrough on how to use Access DC effectively. Learn more about the Access DC Initiative.

Sign Into Access DC With Your Email and Password

In case you forget your password or need to update it, you can choose the "Forgot Password” option. If you don’t have an account, you will first need to create an Access DC account by clicking the Sign Up link located at the bottom.



Once you’ve setup the account, you will receive an activation email.



Navigating the Okta Dashboard

After signing in, your Access DC homepage displays all your DLCP applications in a single location. Just click on the application's icon you intend to use, and it will open in a new browser window or tab while automatically logging you in.



Accessing My DC Business Center

Customers must establish an Access DC account to access the DC Business Center. To sign in, visit and click on the 'Access DC Sign In or Sign Up' button as shown below:



Upon being redirected to the Access DC Sign-In page, input your email address and password for signing in. If you do not already have an Access DC account, you have the option to sign up for one.



Linking your My DC Business Center Account to Access DC

During your initial sign-in, there will be a one-time chance to connect your DC Business Center account with an Access DC account. To establish this connection, input your My DC Business Center username and password, and then click the 'Link Accounts' button. If you prefer to create a new account, select the "Proceed Without Linking" option.



Once you have arrived to the My Basic Business Licenses page, you may proceed with your licensing activity (i.e., Apply for a New License, Renew An Existing License):



Accessing CorpOnline

Customers are required to create an Access DC account to sign-in to the CorpOnline. To sign-in, visit and select the ‘Sign-In with Access DC Sign. To create an Access DC account, select the ‘Sign Up’ button as depicted below:



From the Access DC Dashboard, select the CorpOnline icon.



If you do not have a CorpOnline account, you can create one by clicking the “New CorpOnline User” button. Fill in required information and submit.



Linking your CorpOnline Account to Access DC

If you already have a CorpOnline account, link it to your Access DC account by 1) Selecting the ‘Link Existing CorpOnline Account’ button; 2) Entering the username and password of your existing CorpOnline account (Note: Do not input your Access DC user name and password); 3) Selecting ‘Link Account’ button.

To reset your password, select ‘Forgot Password.’


Continue with your corporate filing.



Accessing SCOUT

Customers can use SCOUT, DLCP's consolidated online database, to confirm the existence of a license.



If you require any assistance with Access DC, submit an inquiry; we are here to help!