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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Energy and Green Building Solar

Solar Permitting Process Changes

DCRA has instituted two process changes involving zoning and neighbor notifications that are reducing the time it takes to permit solar systems in the District. See the notification below for details of the original roll-out. The form is provided to apply for zoning self-certification, which is strongly encouraged for all systems less than 4' above the roof or parapet wall:

Solar Zoning Self-Certification Application


Solar Permitting and Inspections

For guidance on DCRA solar permitting and inspections, including solar permitting fees, download the following guidelines.

Solar Permitting Process


Additional Information and Resources

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