District of Columbia Office of the
State Superintendent of Education
Online Residency Validation Form – 2021-22 School Year
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 verify their residency using OSSE’s online residency tool.
Note: This website must be viewed on Internet Explorer version 10 or above. It is also supported by Chrome 43 and above.
Do you meet the requirements to use this tool? In order to successfully use this tool, the following requirements must be met.
The enrolling parent/guardian or adult student is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia and physically resides in the District
The enrolling parent/guardian’s or adult student’s 2020 District of Columbia Individual Income Tax Form (D40) was completed and accepted by OTR at least 21 days prior to using this system
The 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 2020
The enrolling students are listed on Schedule S of the enrolling parent/guardian or adult student’s D40 tax returns
Please note, student’s that are new to the District of Columbia public school system may not be successful when using this tool as they may not yet have a universal student identification (USI) number assigned. This number is needed to notify the enrolling school.
Do you have the information needed to use this tool? In order to successfully use this tool, the following information must be provided.
The enrolling parent/guardian or adult student’s valid email address
Amount of net refund (D40, Line 41) or tax amount due (D40, Line 40) from the accepted District of Columbia 2020 tax form
The enrolling parent/guardian or adult student’s social security number*
Enrolling student’s social security number*
A valid and current email address to receive notices
Review and accept each affirmation statement. All affirmation statements must be selected to access the system.
Click Box To Accept I hereby affirm that I physically reside in the District I hereby consent to random verification of my residency status during this school year 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
I acknowledge that OSSE will respond to me over email, including with personally identifiable information about my student or me, including name, enrollment, and residency status.