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Permit Description

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

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Skip the Trip!  Do it all Online!
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The DCRA Records Management Service has a mission is to provide the residents of the District of Columbia with the highest quality records center.

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General Online Tools Find a Document or Form
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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:

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What we do for you

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

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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.

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Corporate Registration: Trade Name General Information
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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.

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Registration Services for Domestic (DC) Organizations: Register a Domestic Entity
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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
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Need to report a property in the District of Columbia?  Choose from the services below when reporting activities regarding properties.

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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.

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General Information Report Illegal Construction Activity conducted in the District of Columbia
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The Vacant Building Unit schedules an initial four-point inspection for property that is privately owned within 28 business days of the request to determine if the building/private property: (1) appears vacant, (2) has excessive vegetation and (3) graffiti and (4) is open and accessible.

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A request for a record certification may be submitted to the Business Licensing Division to verify the licensing history and/or status of a business in Washington, DC. The associated fee is $1.10 per record certification.

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