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Records Management

Our mission is to provide the residents of the District of Columbia with the highest quality records center. DCRA works to safeguard document integrity and the orderly safekeeping of all essential departmental records that will ensure the preservation and accessibility of those records.

Find building permits, applications, invoices, plans, and Certificate of Occupancy permits with DCRA eRecords Management System.

Access eRecords

For assistance in using eRecords, please view the user guide.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Submit a record request.


Quick Facts

  • Requesting copies of issued Certificates of Occupancy can be made with DCRA directly. The cost will be $20.00 for a Certified Copy and $7.00 for a standard copy.
  • For those who are looking for Building Plans from 1995-1998. DCRA does not have Building Plans from the years 1995-1998.
  • Records between 1963 – 2011 can be requested from DCRA, however please note, they are housed offsite and can take additional retrieval time.


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