dcra

Config
DCRA
Menu Button

Services

A stack of papers with a signature line and ink pen.
New Address Permit Graphic

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) creates and changes all official addresses in the District of Columbia.

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

Any person or group may submit a petition to the Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) to amend the DC Construction Codes (Title 12 of the DCMR).

The CCCB may refer a code change petition to one of the Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) for review and comment.

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
Permit Description

Repair, replacement or installation of a plumbing or gas system.

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
Skip the Trip!  Do it all Online!
Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

Before You Make the Request Search Permits, Permit Plans & Applications (eRecords)

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
General Online Tools Find a Document or Form
Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

We determine that a building is blighted if it is unsafe, insanitary, or which is otherwise determined to threaten the health, safety, or general welfare of the community.
In making that determination we must consider the following factors:

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
What we do for you

Take a look at how DCRA's Office of Weights and Measures Division protects consumers below:

Briefcase with DC logo
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

Every domestic and foreign corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Partnership (effective 01/12), General and Limited Cooperative Association, Business Trust (effective 01/12) is required to file two-year reports with Corporations Division to maintain good standing within the District of Columbia.

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
Corporate Registration: Trade Name General Information
Briefcase with DC logo
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

DC Official Code § 42-3131.06 requires that you register your building with the Vacant Building Enforcement unit within 30 days of it becoming vacant. Failure to register your building can result in civil and/or criminal penalties of $2,000 in fines per violation and up to 90 days imprisonment.

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
Registration Services for Domestic (DC) Organizations: Register a Domestic Entity
Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

Those services include initial registration of foreign entities doing business in DC and amended registration, transfer of registration, withdrawal and other related services.

Foreign Entities
Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand

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

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
Report Illegal Construction Activity conducted in the District of Columbia

Any construction in the District of Columbia done without required building permits is illegal construction. Illegal construction is a public danger: it can hurt people and property.

Default icon of the DC Flag
Default image of the DC flag being held in a hand
General Information Report Illegal Construction Activity conducted in the District of Columbia

Pages