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New DCRA Online Services Now Available

February 15, 2018

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As part of our branding evolution, DCRA continues to provide Safe & Simple initiatives that provide safe outcomes for our community and are simple for our customers. We’re excited to announce the launch of additional online services, aimed at improving the way we serve District residents and businesses.


The DC Property & Permit Center Portal is a one stop shop for all things permits.  The portal provides a range of online tools to apply for building permits, request city services, research property regulatory information, and research and analyze permit data. Residents are available to download datasets and generate custom reports. Property owners can register their apartment complex(s). Coming soon, the new and improved PIVS 2.0 will be part of the portal.


Below are three new tools featured in the new DC Property & Permit Center Portal:


  1. DCRA Dashboards is a tool that graphically displays DCRA permits, business and professional licenses, enforcement, and inspections data.  The dashboards provide greater transparency, allowing customers to observe DCRA’s performance.
  2. With DCRA Data Connect, DC residents will be able to access information about permits issued, illegal construction, and vacant building data. Data can be viewed via CSV files and maps. 
  3. With the Permit Application Q-Tracker,DC residents now have the option to track their permit applications and monitor the placement of their application in queue for each review associated with it. Depending on the permit application type, you will be able to check your placement in the queue of over thirty (30) different review types – allowing you to Skip the Trip to DCRA.

Be sure to visit regularly to check in on what’s new. Connect with DCRA on social media by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

DCRA actively uses feedback to improve our delivery and services. Please take a minute to share your feedback on how we performed in our last engagement. If you have any questions regarding this communication, please contact the DCRA Customer Service Department at 202-442-4400.


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