Effective August, 1, 2023, in the District of Columbia, fees in the amount of $476 biennially (every two years), are required for businesses engaging in the manufacturing or renovating of mattresses or other bedding products. Whereas, fees in the amount of $34 biennially (every two years), are required for businesses/establishments where mattresses or other bedding products are stored, sold, or kept for sale (i.e. warehouses, retail stores, second hand/thrift stores, etc.)
In the District of Columbia, all facilities/firms, retailers, or corporations who manufacture, renovate, or deal in bedding, mattress, or other upholstered furniture must register with DC Health’s Division of Community Hygiene.
The registration process is very simple and may be started by clicking on the link below, completing the Registration form, and uploading a copy of the associated Basic Business License, and Certificate of Occupancy (if applicable).
The Division of Community Hygiene not only registers facilities, but also conducts inspections of facilities that sell or distribute bedding or upholstered items commercially.
Bedding and Upholstery Registration Portal
Complaints regarding a Bedding and/or Upholstered Furniture facility may be submitted by clicking the link below:
- Sample DC Law Labels
- International Association of Bedding and Furniture Labeling Officials
- International Sleep Products Association
You may contact the division by email at: [email protected]