FW: DCRA Issues Reminder about Construction Work Hours
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DCRA Permitting Dispatch
DCRA Issues Reminder about Construction Work Hours
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) reminds
Permitting Dispatch readers that construction work in the District is only
allowed Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm.
Work outside these hours requires an after-hours permit.
There will be situations when DCRA cannot grant your request to work
after-hours (7 pm to 7 am Monday-Saturday or any time on a Sunday).
DCRA is charged with protecting neighborhood vitality and quality of life.
As business districts and neighborhood are closer together - and sometimes
overlap -- there are situations where after-hours permits cannot be
Title 12 of DC Municipal Regulations, Section 105.1.11(7) and 184.108.40.206,
prohibits after-hours permits when work:
Is in a residential zone.
Is within 500 ft of a residential building or site, such as a
single-family dwelling, apartment, motel, or hotel.
Is of a non-emergency type, including interior work.
Has already caused complaints about noise and other issues from citizens
or interested parties such as ANCs (Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners).
Your application for after-hours work must be made on a building permit
application, under Section A, items 11, 12, 19, and 20.
Clearly state the reason for the request and the starting and ending
Give the scope of work you want to do at those times.
If your application for after-hours work is the result of a request from
DDOT, DDOE, WASA or another agency, DCRA requires written notification
from the agency and may request additional agency justification.)
Variances/modifications to provisions of the District Construction Codes
can be considered when there are practical difficulties and undue economic
hardship involved in meeting a code requirement. DCRA reviews the
application's ramifications in-depth before granting a