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Accelerated Plan Reviews & Permit Approval

Velocity is an optional fast-track plan review program. 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.

Velocity accommodates various types of building projects, such as:

  • New Construction
  • Demolition
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Interior Alterations
  • Use Changes
  • Revisions
  • Projects triggering review by the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) for erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and/or green area ratio.*
  • Shell, Footing and Foundation
  • And More!

* Any project that is in an area of contamination or that triggers review by another DOEE permitting program or a Federal permitting program will not be eligible to participate, unless the applicant has already obtained approval for all other applicable permitting programs.

For more information about Velocity please contact us at dcraacceleratedreview@dc.gov.


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