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Report a Property

Need to report a property in the District of Columbia?  Choose from the services below when reporting activities regarding properties.

Report a Vacant Property

Vacant Building Enforcement schedules an initial four-point inspection of privately owned property  within 28 business days of the request to determine if the building/private property: (1) appears vacant (2) has excessive vegetation  (3) has graffiti and (4) is open and accessible. If the inspections provide convincing evidence that the property is vacant, a letter is sent to the owner of record.

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Report a Noise Violation

DCRA is one of several agencies which enforce regulations regarding noise. DCRA's primary responsibility is for noise related to activity under its regulatory authority; the two primary being trash truck noise complaints and construction noise complaints.
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Report Illegal Construction

Any construction in the District of Columbia done without required building permits is illegal construction. Construction in the District of Columbia is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm without any special permits. Please call 311 to report imminent danger of collapse conditions immediately.
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Report Excessive Vegetation & Trash on Property

District Regulations (DCMR 14, Section 302 Exterior Property Areas) prohibits property owners – both commercial and residential – from allowing grass and weeds on their premises to grow more than 8 inches in height. Failing to adhere to the Law could lead to fines of $500 or more. All exterior property and premises must be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.

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Report a Zoning Violation

When the OZA receives a complaint, the Zoning Enforcement Division will initially assess the validity of the complaint to ensure that it is zoning related.

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