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Welcome to the new DCRA Citizen Portal

We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In partnership with Accela, Inc., we are fulfilling our promise to deliver powerful e-government services and provide valuable information about the community while making your interactions with us more efficient, convenient, and interactive. Using this service, you can view information and get questions answered about permits and enforcement cases in the District's records. We trust with this will provide you with a new, higher level of service that makes living and working in our community a more enjoyable experience.

Use online services so you can "skip the trip" to our offices and conduct your DCRA business wherever and whenever you choose.

Services Offered:

  • File Your Construction Permit Application Online
  • Get a Supplemental Building Permit
  • Get a Postcard Permit
  • Request a Building Plat
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Third Party Inspection Document Submission
  • Register a property as Vacant, Blighted or Occupied



Please review the following instances in which applicants are required to come into DCRA to complete construction applications:

  • If the Applicant cannot pay by credit card (MC, Visa, Discover, Amex)
  • If the Applicant would like to pay with more than one credit card
  • If the Applicant's fees are greater than $20,000
  • If the Applicant would like to apply for a Raze permit
  •        (Raze permits not available online)
  • If the applicant requests a "Walk Through"


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  • Google Chrome

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