How To Get a CAGE Code?

A 5-Character ID Number Representing one Location of a Legal Entity

US CAGE Code Services

USA Registered (CONUS) Legal Entities

Requesting a CAGE Code
  1. Register the Legal Entity with Dun Á Bradstreet (DNB). Your entity must be registered with DNB where DNB will verify your company information and issue a DNB number for your entity. To obtain a free DNB number for the purposes of Government Business you can visit DNB by clicking here.
  2. If you need to obtain a CAGE Code to receive Contract Payments or Grants then you must register at the System for Award Management (SAM). This system will require your entity and location information to precisely match the Dun Á Bradstreet record for the entity. During registration you will require detailed information about your entity, its owners, directors and its financial information. After registration a notarized letter must be submitted appointing the authorized Entity Administrator.
  3. If you need to obtain a CAGE Code for one of the following purposes:
    • Facility Security Clearance,
    • Assignment of a Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC),
    • To fulfill the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 4.18 requirement for Ownership of Offeror to identify their Immediate Owner and/or Highest Level Owner.
    You can register the entity and location at the Commercial and Government Entity Program.
Updating and Renewing a CAGE Code
  1. If your CAGE Code is registered at the System for Award Management (SAM) you can update and renew your registration at SAM.
  2. If your CAGE Code is registered at the Commercial and Government Entity Program you can update and renew your registration at the CAGE Program.

NON-US NCAGE Code Services

OCONUS (Outside of the Continental USA) Registered Legal Entities

Requesting a NCAGE Code
  1. If the Entity will be Receiving Contract Payments or Grants only from the US Federal Government you may be able to register at the System for Award Management (SAM). This system will require your entity and location information to precisely match the Dun Á Bradstreet record for the entity. During registration you will require detailed information about your entity, its owners, directors and its financial information. After registration a notarized letter must be submitted appointing the authorized Entity Administrator.
  2. When SAM Registration is not avilable, a Government or Commercial Entity located outside of the USA must obtain a NATO CAGE Code (NCAGE) through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). NSPA or the NATO Codification Bureau (NCB) where the NON-US entity is located will assign the NCAGE Code. Army Post Office (APO) and Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses should obtain a US CAGE Code at the Commercial and Government Entity Program.
Updating and Renewing a NCAGE Code
  1. If your NCAGE Code is registered at the System for Award Management (SAM) you can update and renew your registration at SAM.
  2. If your NCAGE Code is registered at the NSPA the NCAGE Code can be updated at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).