The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs provides several Programs & Initiatives for the District of Columbia. Take a look at the Programs & Initiatives available to you below:
Green Building Program
Inspection Training Program
Project X is a pilot program that harnesses the power of technology to bring project owners and their design professionals together with DCRA plan reviewers to streamline the permit review process. Plan reviews are conducted through WebEx with live audio, video, and screen sharing. This way we can identify issues and address them in real-time i to make the permit review process as quick as possible.
The Department of Consumer of Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has strengthened its consumer protection by streamlining housing code compliance and enforcement activities. Enforcement is a key component of safety. An efficient process offers landlords timely notice to address potential violations while tenants are informed throughout each stage of the enforcement process. Take a look at our new enforcement process.
Small Business Resource Center (SBRC)
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) offers the Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) to provide training and consultation services to customers seeking more information related to DCRA services.
The Velocity Service and Expedition Service are two optional fast-track plan review programs offered by the District of Columbia’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). For a fee, the speed of plan reviews and permit approvals for construction projects can be accelerated. In many cases, plans will be reviewed and approved in one day. While the speed of plan review is a major benefit, DCRA remains focused on compliance. Therefore, all plans submitted through any fast-track plan review program must meet all District Construction Code requirements.
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) initiated a series of informational opportunities for District homeowners. The purpose of these workshops are to help homeowners prepare for home improvement projects, throughout the year, and learn how to protect their homes during these larger projects and small renovations.