- From DCRA '²s Communications Team
Making all the right moves '¶ Right from the start
On Monday, April 9, you'll notice some big changes at the Department
Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Welcome to the first step in our new Permit Center roll-out. For the
few months many of our permitting functions will be relocated to the
floor, while we renovate the 2nd floor Permit Center.
Our Temporary Permit Center gives you an early opportunity to try out
new permit process. We '²ve put new processes in place '¶ so you
can get it
right from the start.
You '²ll see much more help on the web:
'µ An online building permit application: you can find out, right
start, about any extra steps that you may need to take because of your
building or your neighborhood. (For instance, you '²ll be able to
away if you '²re in a historic district.)
'µ An online, printable Ready Reference to Residential Zoning
right from the start, you can check on zoning requirements for your
building and lot.
'µ An online, fillable Zoning Data Summary form that makes it
from the start, to supply all the data the Zoning Administrator needs
your new construction, addition, or change in use or occupant load.
'µ An online, printable guide to required permit reviews, for
every kind of
work from fences to office buildings -- so you '²ll know, right
start, which engineers need to review your application.
'µ An online, printable guide to permit reviews requirements by
type '¶ so you '²ll know, right from the start, which plans and
attach to yours.
'µ Online, printable target and actual review times '¶ so you
can gauge what
to expect, throughout the review process.
When you visit us, you '²ll find that we '²ve ramped up our
'µ You '²ll find out, right from the start, if you '²re
missing any documents
or information -- we '²ll give you a checklist.
'µ If you have an express job, you '²ll be able to meet face-to-
reviewers from the disciplines you need.
The 7th floor Temporary Permit Center holds the permit intake and plan
review functions that used to be in the 2nd floor Permit Center,
'µ Intake for Building Permit applications.
'µ Plan review of "Express Jobs."
'µ Certificates of Occupancy
'µ Department of Transportation's Public Space
'µ Department of the Environment's Soil Erosion
'µ DC Water and Sewer Authority
We've also added a few new services:
'µ Historic Preservation plan review
'µ Intake for Home Occupation Permit applications
'µ Intake for Raze Permit applications
Beginning Monday, April 9, DCRA's Permit Center hours are:
'µ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. '¶ 4:15 p.m.
'µ Thursday: 9:30 a.m. '¶ 8 p.m.
When you come to DCRA, look for our handy guide to the new process
Making all the right moves '¶ right from the start.