DCRA Closed for President’s Day 2017

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Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

January 16, 2017


DCRA Closed President’s Day

In observance of President’s Day, the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017.


Customers are encouraged to plan ahead for services requiring an in-person visit as customer volume is high before and after a holiday closing. DCRA has 22 online services, enabling customers to Skip the Trip to our offices and conduct your DCRA business 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to include the DC Business Portal, the Property Information Verification System, and ProjectDox. You may also reserve a time to visit DCRA by visiting our new Online Appointment Scheduling System.  


Attention: No Construction Allowed

Construction is not permitted on federal holidays. On President’s Day, February 20, 2017, all construction work, for which a permit is required, is illegal and could result in a Stop Work Order and may be subject to fines. For more information visit: dcra.dc.gov/service/report-illegal-construction. Call (202) 442-STOP to report illegal construction.


In case of an Emergency

If a critical issue comes up during non-business hours, such as building issues posing a risk to the public, please contact Homeland Security at (202) 727-6161 to reach a DCRA Duty Officer. These building issues include:

– Fire – Structural or habitability assessment

– Structural collapse risk to public/other structures (i.e. vehicles impacting buildings)

– Weather damage

– Building habitability

– Inspection for reconnection of utilities


DCRA protects the health, safety, economic interests and quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors in the District of Columbia by ensuring code compliance and regulating business. For more information, visit dcra.dc.gov and be sure to like DCRA on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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