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Check out our FAQs below by choosing a category. If you still can't find the answer, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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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.

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Permit Description

An extension or increase in the building area, aggregate floor area, number of stories, or height of a building or structure.

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Any construction or renovation to an existing structure, to include space reconfiguration, replacement in kind, repairs etc.

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To install , replace or repair  devices and their accessory structures  used to transmit or receive communication signals, to include radio or television signals.

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This is information on how to appeal a Stop Work Order including a step-by-step process and Stop Work Order Compliance Review Request Form.

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Schedule your DCRA commercial inspections 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Call (202) 442-9557

For general license and permits information, please call:

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An architectural projection that provides weather protection for the purposes of decoration and it supported by the building for which it is attached.

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Need to change your billing address, email address, cancel or renew your basic business license? Start here.

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Permit Description Boiler Fuel Burning Permit Boiler Unfired Pressure Vessel Permit Miniature Boiler Permit
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DC Construction code requires every assembly occupancy (to include but not limited to buildings or structures used for civic, social or religious functions) to display the maximum occupancy load of a room or space.

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The purpose of a Certificate of Occupancy (“COO” or “C of O”) is to ensure that the use of a building, structure or land in the District of Columbia conforms to the Zoning Regulations (DCMR Title 1

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Permit Description
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This permit is required when occupying the public sidewalk for your eating establishment and must be accompanied with an approved DDOT sidewalk café permit. This permit must be renewed annually.

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Corporations Division of Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs can provide general information including corporate registration requirements.

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Permit Description

To sell Christmas trees during the holiday season, you will need these permits and approvals:

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The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) considers allowing variances and / or modifications when there are practical difficulties or undue economic hardship involved in meeting a construction code requirement.

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In March 2009, the Mayor established the Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) to replace the Building Code Advisory Committee (BCAC).

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