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Inspections - Use A Third Party Inspection Agency

The property owner, their agent, or the Third Party Agency under contract with the property owner must submit a Notice of Intent to Use Third Party Inspection Agency form for their project.

You must use a separate form for each Third Party Agency being used on the project. Once a project is assigned as being Third Party inspected, the entire project must be Third Party inspected (every discipline, every inspection). DCRA will NOT perform inspections if any inspection is being done by a Third Party.

The form should be completed, scanned, signed, and emailed to dcra.3rdParty@dc.gov. This is the only email account that will accept forms. No other documentation is needed. Please submit ONLY the completed form. Fax transmissions will no longer be accepted. We are also now requiring all forms be signed, scanned and emailed.

You can download the form at the bottom of this page in related documents.

Tech Note: If you are having any issues using the form, please update your Adobe Reader. We have provided a link at the bottom of this page. Please download the form, complete it, sign it, scan it and send to dcra.3rdParty@dc.gov by attaching completed form to a separate email.

No other inspection notification to DCRA is required until the project is complete and the final inspection performed and approved by the Third Party Agency. Your APPROVED Notice of Intent to Use Third Party Inspection Agency form is your permission to proceed with ALL inspections for the permits listed on the form.

Note: The Permit Number is case-sensitive, please enter into form exactly as it appears on the permit. Thank you.

Upon completion of the final inspection, submit the Third Party Inspection Approval Certificate and Report.

The Third Party Inspection Fillable Request Form and/or Online Third Party Inspection Request Form are no longer required.

NOTE: As the Inspection Request Forms are no longer required, it is to the applicant’s advantage to submit the Notice of Intent to Use Third Party Inspection Agency form as far in advance as possible.

TPIA online submission  -- for Third Party certified companies enrolled in the TPIA program.

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Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-4400
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-9445
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm; Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm
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1100 4th Street, SW

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1100 4th Street, SW