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Permitting Resources & Information

General Information

Permitting Online Tools

Apply & Pay for Construction Permits Online (OCPI)

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

Get a Construction Permit Online

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

Visit DC Property & Permit Center

A one-stop shop for all things permits. The portal provides a range of online tools to apply for building permits, request city services, research property regulatory information, and research and analyze permit data. Residents are able to download datasets and generate custom reports.  Property owners can register their apartment complex(s) and much more.

Visit the Property & Permit Center

Check your Permit Application Status (OBPAT)

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

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

Look up Permits, Permit Plans, and Permit Applications from fiscal year 2015-2017.

Look up Permits, Plans & Applications