A structure that retains earth [soil]. Common retaining wall material includes concrete, rocks or timber.
A temporary structure that servers as platform to do work on existing and/or new building. If the scaffold will occupy public space such as a side walk or public alley, a permit from District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is required.
If you feel your rental unit or building does not comply with the DC Property Maintenance Code, the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) recommends you take the following actions to identify necessary repairs:
Welcome to the Online Appointment Scheduling System. DCRA is continuously striving to service our customers in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible, making processes simpler and keeping the District safer.
Welcome to the DCRA Document Management System. This system will allow you to search for DCRA Documents and Forms by category or by simply typing in the name of the document. Now you have access to all of the DCRA Documents that you request providing a simple process for you to have i
The Corporations Division Program Manager serves as a Superintendent of Corporations and in that capacity acts as the Mayor’s Agent for Service of Process for businesses that are defunct, or fail to maintain an agent in the District or are operating in the District.
Construction or renovation of a shed, to include garden and storage sheds.
A Permit required for temporary support of excavations. Usually for the purpose of constructing underground structures and basements.
Shop drawing applications must be accompanied with an issued building permit and submission requirements may vary depending on the scope of work. Shop drawings are submitted under the below permit applications.
A permit is needed to erect and replace an exterior sign. This includes the advertisement of business.
An online permit for small scale common construction projects that are limited to specified scopes of work determined by DCRA. To include trade permit:
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) launched its new Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) to provide training and consultation services to customers seeking more information related to DCRA services.
Welcome to the Small Business Resource Center (SBRC)! Take the time to view Free Workshops made available to you
The Small Business Resource Center offers free one-on-one sessions, group workshops and forums to assist customer with the regulatory process.
The testing and surveying of soil to determine capability. Review of this permit requires the approval District Department and Energy and the Environment (DOEE).
A panel designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity. A separate electrical will be needed for installation.
Information coming soon.
Special signs are authorized by the District of Columbia Council for specific locations. (32 total locations authorized). A permit is needed for copy changes and changing locations.