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Welcome to The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs


Welcome to The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs




Welcome Back DCRA



A short message from DCRA Director Ernest Chrappah
as DCRA reopened to the public on July 12


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Introducing the DCRA Permit Wizard.

Applying for Residential Building Permits Just Got a Whole Lot Easier! DCRA is pleased to introduce the DCRA Permit Wizard, a new customer-friendly application that modernizes the way our customers start their residential building projects. Learn more about the Permit Wizard.


NEW DCRA Services

Hire Contractors with Confidence Using the New DCRA Contractor Rating System

Owning a home requires maintenance, repairs and renovations. How do you know if you are hiring the best contractor to do the job? To help District residents and businesses hire licensed building professionals with proven track records, use the DCRA Contractor Rating System.

On-Demand Customer Relationship Management

DCRA Live Chat

Chat with our support team to get answers to your questions, help finding documents and information, and more. Chat with Us.

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