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Due to scheduled maintenance the DC Business Portal, ProjectDox, and Permitting & Licensing Systems will not be available starting on Friday September 21, 2018, at 5:00 PM to Monday September 24, 2018, at 7:00 AM. ALL Online activities should be completed by 4:30 PM on Friday to avoid loss of data.

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Schedule Construction Inspection

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Automated Inspection Request and Permit Information System

Now schedule your DCRA commercial Inspections 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your phone

  • Just call (202) 442-9557

You can now:

  • Schedule Inspections: After a permit is issued, you may request an inspection for the next day, depending on inspector availability, or up to five working days in advance of the day needed. You may select automatic telephone notification of inspection results when you request your inspection. You will receive a confirmation number if requested.
  • Obtain Inspection Results: Results are available within 48 hours after the requested inspection is completed.
  • Cancel Inspection Requests: Allows inspections requested through this automated system to be cancelled. Cancellations on the day of the scheduled inspection will be directed to administrative personnel to cancel your requested inspection.
  • Residential Housing Codes Inspections: To schedule a Residential Housing Code inspection, please call (202) 442-9557 and hit option 6 to speak with a scheduler. At this time you cannot schedule these types of inspections through the automated system.

Before you call, you'll need:

  • Permit Number: Omit the letter prefix and leading zeros of the permit number and follow with pound sign (#) on your telephone keypad – Examples: B00145044 should be entered as 145044# after selecting (1) Building as the type of permit. B09000012 should be entered as 9000012# after selecting (1) Building as the type of permit.
  • Building Address (number and street name) for site address verification.
  • Three Digit Inspection Type Codes found below. To hear a list of inspection type codes press the star sign (*) at the prompt.

Important Information

  • You may request inspections up to five working days in advance of the date needed.
  • Incorrect data may be re-entered by pressing the pound sign (#) on the telephone keypad. To return to the main menu, press the pound sign (#) on the telephone keypad.

Inspection Type Codes

Boiler Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Boilers 274
Boilers - Alterations 292
Boilers - Repairs 290
DC Government Facilities 278
DC Welding Exams-Welding Certification 280
DC Welding License and Work 260
Federal Government Institution 270
Follow Up-Insurance Report 257
Installation - Burners 294
Installation - UPV 250
Pressure Vessels - Alterations 288
Pressure Vessels - Repairs 284
Routine-Operating Conditions 296
Stamping DC Jurisdictional No. 264
Team Inspections 268
Unfired Pressure Vessel 255

Building Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Building - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD) 150
Building Close-In 120
Building Core - Shell 140
Building Final 170
Building Footing 160
Building Foundation 130
Building Framing 100
Building Insulation 110
Excavation 172
Fire Completed 174
Fire Suppression/Hood & Duct 176
HVAC 179
Slab on Grade 178
Zoning 175

Electrical Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Electrical - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD) 220
Electrical - TPF 230
Electrical Close-In 210
Electrical Final 200
Electrical Ground Work 225
Electrical Rough-In 215
Fire Alarm Test-New & Existing 235
Fire Suppression/Hood & Duct 237
Low Voltage 239
Service Inspection 241
Service Reconnect 243

Elevator Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Annual Inspection 198
Elevator - 3rd Party Oversight 184
Elevator - Completed 199
Elevator - Re-Inspection 190
Elevator Acceptance 194
Elevator Full Load 186
Elevator Investigation 192
Elevator Periodic 196
Elevator Renovation 188
Elevator Repair 180
Elevator Routine 182

Fire Inspections

Inspection Type Code
CFR / ICF 320
Daycare Centers 310
Dry Pipe Valve Trip Test 342
Fire - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD) 344
Fire Alarm Test - New & Existing 333
Fire Protection Systems 335
Fire Pump Test 346
Home Occupations 314
Hood & Duct Supression System 300
Hydrostatic 340
Pre-Action System Test 308
Sidewalk Cafes 318
Site Test 322
Special Events 326
Sprinkler Systems 337
Team Inspections - NSO 330

Mechanical Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Mechanical - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD) 370
Mechanical Close-In 390
Mechanical Final 380
Mechanical Ground Work 350
Mechanical Rough-In 360

Plumbing Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Fire Alarm Test-New & Existing 465
Fire Suppression 480
Flush Test 460
Gas Line/Gas Test 485
Hydrostatic 470
Plumbing - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD) 420
Plumbing Close-In 450
Plumbing Final 430
Plumbing Ground Work 400
Plumbing Public Space 440
Plumbing Rough-In 410
Pump Test 455
Sprinkler Systems 475
Water Cap/Sewer 490

Zoning Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Pre-Occupancy Data (POD) 510
Zoning Setback 500
Zoning Use 520

Certificate of Occupancy Inspections

Inspection Type Code
Building Final 715
Electrical Final 720
Plumbing Final 730
Mechanical Final 725
Hydrostatic 750
Zoning Use 745

For general license and permits information, please call:

  • Permits, All Types (202) 442-8959
  • Electrical and Plumbing Licensing (202) 442-4320

For general inspections and enforcement information, please call:

  • Building/Fire (202) 481-3524
  • Electrical (202) 481-3524
  • Mechanical/HVAC (202) 481-3524
  • Plumbing (202) 481-3524
  • Sediment Control (202) 535-2977
  • Signs (202) 481-3524
Contact TTY: 
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