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Permit Application Enhancements

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Permit Application Enhancements


The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is streamlining the construction permitting process starting with updates to the online building permit application. This will be the first of a series of enhancements geared towards improving the customer application submittal experience.

Effective June 29, 2019, the following are required for all building permit applications at the specified time noted below:

At application submission:

  • Documentation supporting the estimated construction value

Before permit issuance:

  • Contractor, subcontractor and registered design professional information In addition, the following changes will be made to the permit application system in the June 2019 release:
  • Editing capability for contractor, subcontractor and registered design professional information before and after application submission
  • Automatically populated information that includes building age
  • Elimination of redundant information in the “Green Building” section
  • Statistical data gathering for Opportunity Zone financing and Affordable Housing Projects

Coming soon:

  • Elimination of the requirement to submit a brand new application for permit revisions

Stay tuned to learn of additional application enhancements to come. Click here for more information and frequently asked questions

If you have any questions regarding this communication, please contact DCRA's Customer Service Department at DCRACS@dc.gov.