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Tips, Tools & Resources

  • Homeowner’s Center Permitting Education Series
    Attention District homeowners! Join us for DCRA's Homeowner's Center Permitting Education Series that will help prepare you for your home improvement projects this summer. Our...
  • Does your project require a Wall Check?
    May 7, 2017- What is a wall check? A “wall check” (also known as a “wall test” or “wall examination”) is required by the District...
  • Ramp Guide
    March 29, 2017- The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has created a Ramp Guide that will assist homeowners in designing an ADA-compliant wooden...
  • Deck Guide
    January 9, 2017- The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has created a Deck Guide that will assist homeowners in designing your deck, obtaining...




From the Director's Desk

Director Melinda Bolling

Information directly from the Office of Director Melinda M. Bolling.

  • Director Bolling presents the 2018 DCRA Overview
    Director Bolling presents an overview video explaining the services provided to the District of Columbia by DCRA....
  • National Preparedness Month
    Greetings: August 28, 2017- September not only marks the end of the fiscal year, but the observance of National Preparedness Month. DCRA, once again, took...
  • Build It In D.C.
    Greetings: June 28, 2017- DCRA's commitment to being viable partners in the building and construction industry has never been more evident. An example of this...
  • DCRA Unveils ‘Safe & Simple’ Initiative
    Greetings: I’m excited about the work we’ve done so far this year and our continued focus on improving the way we serve the public. Our...