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

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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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In these tough economic times, we know that every dollar you spend is precious. The Government of the District of Columbia wants to be sure you are getting exactly what you pay for.

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No elevator or conveying system, including, but not limited to, escalators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, cartveyors, man lifts and moving walks, shall be operated without a valid certificate of inspection issued by the code official.

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Under the provisions of the District of Columbia Business Organizations Act (D.C. Code Title 29) customers can register domestic general cooperative associations.

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Welcome to The DC Property & Permit Center!
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DCRA Vehicle Inspection
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Permit Description

The removal of interior and/or exterior elements, systems or finishes. (Not a Raze)

Determine Whether to Register a Building
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The following questions will help you to determine whether you need to register a building you own as occupied, under construction, vacant or exempt from registration.

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Permit Description

Repair, replacement or installation of an electrical system.

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The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs conducts inspections of all elevators in the District.

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Permit Description

The repair, installation or replacement of an elevator. Elevator permits include the following permit types:

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Enforcement Process
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Permit Description

To excavate, remove and dispose soil or rock from a site to form an open face/pit.

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Permit Description

The replacement, repair or new installation of a fence on private property. Common fence materials include but are not limited to wood, chain link, wire or metal.

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