DCRA Designates Senior Contacts in Building Department

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 2, 2017
CONTACT: Matt Orlins (DCRA) 202.442.8945; matt.orlins@dc.gov
DCRA Designates Senior Contacts in Building Department
Agency taps Garret Whitescarver (Inspections) and Christopher Bailey (Permitting) to manage
Buildings Department for duration of Chief Building Official Search
Washington, D.C. – The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), today, designated Garret Whitescarver
(Inspections) and Christopher Bailey (Permitting) as interim senior managers in the agency’s Buildings Department.
Whitescarver and Bailey will serve as managers and senior points of contact for each respective program area until the
agency hires a new Chief Building Official (CBO) to oversee the entire Buildings Department. DCRA’s previous CBO left
the agency at the end of February.
As Interim Deputy Building Official for Inspections, Whitescarver will oversee the Inspection and Compliance program.
Inspection and Compliance conducts construction and illegal construction inspections, issuing notices of infraction and
stop work orders when appropriate.
As Deputy Building Official for Permit Operations, Bailey will manage the agency’s Permit Operations Division (POD).
POD reviews plans and issues permits for all non-federal construction on private space in the District of Columbia. This
includes permits for new construction, additions or alterations, demolition and razing, and garages and fences.
Mr. Whitescarver can be reached at Clarence.whitescarver@dc.gov. Mr. Bailey can be reached at
Christopher.bailey@dc.gov.
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