Choose a Plan
Choose a design from the library of pre-approved plans that fits your needs. Filter by type, square footage, and number of bedrooms. Click to view plan details, cost to license floor plan, and renderings.
Contact the Design Professional
Connect with the licensed design professional* to ensure that the plan is suitable for your property and to contract a license for use.
Submit Plan to Permit Wizard
The DCRA Permit Wizard is a simpler, easy-to-use permit application that guides homeowners through the permitting process. Learn more about the Permit Wizard and what you need to submit a project application.
Once you obtain plans for use from the design professional, use our online resources to submit plans and information, apply for a permit using the Permit Wizard, and schedule any required inspections through DCRA or by using Tertius, DCRA’s new third-party inspection platform.
To learn more about the using a pre-approved plan, view our Frequently Asked Questions, for more information about using DCRA Pre-Approved Plans, the plan review process, or working with a design professional.
*At the time plans were added to Pre-Approved Plans, the providing design professionals were licensed in the District of Columbia. To check the current license status of a design professional, visit DCRA's Occupational and Professional License Search. Each professional operates independently, therefore contracts and fees may vary.
If you a DC-licensed design professional and would like to participate in the Pre-Approved Plans program, please submit your plans for approval.