Get a Building Plat
When you apply for a building permit to do exterior work on your property (such as building an addition or adding a deck), you must include a building plat – a plat map that includes drawings of all existing and proposed property improvements such as the house, the driveway, the deck you want to build, etc.
Get a Subdivision Plat
Applicants must provide the lot and square number(s) and a sketch of the provided layout of the lot(s) for the location where the subdivision is needed. If the subdivisions involves a tax (for example: 800 series numbers) then a deed will be required.
Get a Wall Check
Are you in compliance with District wall check requirements? Failure to comply with District wall check requirements may result in DCRA stopping the work on your project.
View Land Records (SurDocs)
Get Street, Alley Closure/Dedication Approval, or Elimination of Building Restriction Line
Chapter 1400 of Title 24, District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) sets forth regulations related to the process of closing streets and alleys.
Resources and Information:
- Surveyor FAQs
- Registered DC Land Surveyors
- Online Wall Check and Survey Authorization Form
- Surveyor Fees