The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is responsible for the inspection, plan review and approval of all construction projects in the District of Columbia. DCRA, under certain conditions, authorizes non-governmental persons or entities or a "Third Party Agency", to perform plan reviews and field inspections of work performed pursuant to a building permit and to certify that such work complies with the District of Columbia Construction Codes.
A Third Party Agency may be a corporate entity or partnership, registered or qualified to do business in the District of Columbia, or a sole proprietor or individual who qualifies to perform Third Party Inspections by obtaining DCRA approval and meeting the ongoing requirements to maintain that approval pursuant to District of Columbia statutes and regulations. Refer to the Approved Third Party Inspection Agencies for a current (or past) list of agencies that have been approved by DCRA.
For more information about third party agencies, refer to the following pages: