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DC Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program Domicile/Residency Verification Documents

In order to prove that you live in the District of Columbia, please submit TWO documents from the lists below; one document from List A and one document from List B.

If you have already submitted your 2019-20 DCTAG application, including all supporting documents, you do NOT need to re-submit these documents on your Mayor's Scholars application.

One document from List A:

If you’re a tax filer:

  • 2018 Certified D-40 Tax Return from Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) or Electronic OTR certification (via DCTAG OneApp)
  • 2018 Certified D-40 Tax Return Extension with 2017 Certified D-40 Tax Return from OTR
  • Certified stamped letter from OTR stating 2018 D-40 Tax Return was filed and processed

If you do not file taxes:

  • 12 month (Jan-Dec 2018) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) documentation
  • 12 month (Jan-Dec 2018) Child Support Document
  • 12 month (Jan-Dec 2018) Retirement/Annuity Document
  • 12 month (Jan-Dec 2018) Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI)
  • 12 month (Jan-Dec 2018) Unemployment Benefits or Workers’ Compensation Disability Documentation
  • Ward of Court Letter (dated for current year)*
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act designation letter (provided by high school or college)*


One document from List B:

Not more than 45 days old with “name and address” section:

  • Pay stub
  • Utility bill (gas, water, cable, electric, land line phone) – except cell phone
  • Bank or mortgage statement
  • Utility letter from landlord or rental office letterhead, stating utilities included in rent

*If applicant provides McKinney-Vento Act paperwork or Ward of Court Letter, then a second document is not required.