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Permitting Resources & Information

General Information

Permitting Online Tools

Apply and Pay for Construction Permits Online

If you are taking on a one-family or two-family residential project? Please use the DCRA Permit Wizard residential online permit application.
For commercial projects, solar, demolition, raze and after-hours permits, use the Citizen Access Portal.

Search for Digital Land Records (SurDocs)

(OCPI 2.0) will allow applicants the ability to apply, pay and receive construction permits online.

View Land Records

Permit Expediter Registration Form

DCRA is committed to improving online services through its digital transformation. In order to obtain a permit, you will need to register using the link below. The process is quick and simple. You will be required to use your assigned registration number to complete this and future permit applications with DCRA.
Register to Obtain a Permit

Check your Permit Application Status (SCOUT)

The OBPAT system provides the status of a permit application that is submitted to DCRA and currently being processed in Accela. The status can be obtained by providing the Application ID or Property Address.

Track permit applications placement in queue

Track your Permit Application in Queue (SCOUT)

This system allows applicants to track their permit applications and placement in the queue for each review associated with their permit.

Track the status of a Permit Application

File Your Permit Drawings Online (ProjectDox)

ProjectDox is an online platform for electronic plan submission and plan review. This system allows the electronic submission of building plans and supporting documentation. ProjectDox eliminates the need for an applicant to submit multiple paper copies of project plans in conjunction with the DCRA building permit application.

File Your Permit Drawings Online (ProjectDox)

Look up Permits, Permit Plans & Applications

You can search and view any Building Permit, Building Permit Application, Invoice, Approved Building Permit, Building Plan, and NOW Certificate of Occupancy by using our DCRA eRecords Management System.

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