The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Chapter 14-3 Section 303, 303.1, and 303.2 requires a landlord to provide true and exact copies of the following types of signed documents to the tenant:
Signed Copies of Agreements and Applications
In each lease or rental of a habitation entered into after June 12, 1970, the owner shall provide to the tenant upon execution (or within seven (7) days after execution) an exact, legible, completed copy of any agreement or application which the tenant has signed.
This section shall not be subject to any notice requirement of this subtitle.
DCMR § 14–303, 303.1, and 303.2.