Online Residency Validation Form
The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has partnered with the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) to assist with verifying residency as part of the annual enrollment process for District of Columbia public and public charter schools. Residency is defined as a person who establishes physical presence in the District of Columbia and provides valid documentation. If the below listed requirements are met, enrolling parents/guardians or adult students can establish physical presence using OSSE’s online residency tool.

Listed below are the requirements to use this tool.
  • Enrolling parent/guardian or adult student is a resident of the District of Columbia
  • Enrolling parent/guardian’s or adult student’s 2017 District of Columbia Individual Income Tax Form (D40) was completed and accepted by OTR at least 21 days prior to using this system
  • Enrolling parent/guardian DID NOT submit an Extension of Time to File Income Tax Return (FR-127) to the Office of Tax and Revenue for 2017
  • Enrolling students are listed on Schedule S of the enrolling parent/guardian or adult student’s D40 tax returns
  • Enrolling student is returning to the same school or school system from the previous school year
  • Enrolling student is not entering grades PK3 or PK4
If the enrolling parent/guardian or adult student meets the criteria identified above, the below listed items are needed to complete OSSE’s online residency tool:
  • The enrolling parent/guardian or adult student’s valid email address
  • Amount of net refund (D40, line 40) or tax amount due (D40, Line 45) from the accepted District of Columbia 2017 tax form
  • The enrolling parent/guardian or adult student’s social security number
  • Enrolling student’s social security number
Please review the affirmation statements. All affirmation statements must be selected to access the system.

   Affirmation 1: I hereby affirm that the enrolling school/LEA verified my residency during the previous school year
   Affirmation 2: I hereby affirm that I continue to live in the District as I did in the previous school year
   Affirmation 3: I hereby consent to random verification of my residency status during this school year
   Affirmation 4: I hereby appoint OSSE as the representative authorized to verify student’s residency through an interagency data-sharing process with Office of Tax and Revenue to verify taxpayer status

Check all the affirmations, enter email information, click “I’m not a robot”; then click the Agree button to continue. Click the Cancel at any time to return later to complete the form.

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*Social security numbers and tax data will not be saved and are used only for verification with the Office of Tax and Revenue.

At any time if you close or cancel out of this application before submission, you will be required to reenter all information.




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