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Permit Operations

ALERT: Coming this Fall All Walk-Through Permits Must Be Completed Online through the DCRA Citizen PortalLearn more about the NEW Process.

A building permit is an authorization to build according to a specific scope of work, including approved plans. You are required by law to get a permit for construction in the District of Columbia. Any modification of permit scope or approved plans must be specifically approved.


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Get a Building Permit
Are you modifying a structure, putting up a fence, or building a house?  Get your permits before you start.

OCPI 2.0

Apply for your Permit Online (OCPI 2.0)
Apply, pay and receive construction permits online.

 

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Permit Online Services
Looking for Permit Online Services?  Start Here.

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Visit the Homeowner's Center
Homeowners Center is devoted to helping homeowners get building permits for home improvement projects Get more information.

 


What Can We Help You With?

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Permit Information
Looking for specific information?  Get the information you need right here.

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Permit Services
Need services from Permit Operations?  Get a listing of all services right here.

 

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Permit Documents
Looking for a document?  Get all of your documents right here.

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Permit FAQs
Got questions?  View the Most Frequently Asked Questions here.

 

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Permits Contact Information
Need to contact us?  Get our contact information right here.