In observance of the Independence Day holiday, DCRA will be closed and no construction will be allowed on Monday, July 4, 2022 without an after-hours permit. You may report illegal construction by submitting an Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form during normal business hours or calling 311.

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Certificate of Occupancy

Permit Description

A certificate of occupancy is needed to occupy any structure other than a single family dwelling. To include the following uses: two family flat, apartment house and all commercial uses. (Accessory dwellings do not require a Certificate of Occupancy but a building permit is required)

Submission Requirements

Please view the requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy here.

Application Process

Please apply online for a Change of Ownership Certificate of Occupancy. Please email your Certificate of Occupancy Application and supporting documents to [email protected].


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