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Pleased to share that a DCRA investigation has resulted in trash company paying $78,000 in fines after years of violatio...
12/01/2020
DCRA Investigation Results in Trash Company Paying $78,000 in Fines After Years of Violations

Pleased to share that a DCRA investigation has resulted in trash company paying $78,000 in fines after years of violations in DC.

https://dcracommunications.medium.com/dcra-investigation-results-in-trash-company-paying-78-000-in-fines-after-years-of-violations-bce1082eaab4

DCRA is pleased to announce that Bates Trucking Company Inc., a trash hauling company, agreed to pay a settlement of $78,000 in fines for…

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc....
12/01/2020

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov

Learn more about available District resources to keep you in your home 🏘 by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/rent.
11/30/2020

Learn more about available District resources to keep you in your home 🏘 by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/rent.

Through Director @ErnestChrappah’s #Vision2020 and #ServiceInnovation initiative,The Resident Inspectors have performed:...
11/29/2020

Through Director @ErnestChrappah’s #Vision2020 and #ServiceInnovation initiative,

The Resident Inspectors have performed:
• 654 housing, or property maintenance, inspections;
• 537 vacant building inspections; and
• 558 illegal construction inspections have been completed.

The Resident Inspector Program makes a huge difference for our city and is a clear indicator that customers are better served when the government innovates.

Don't take our word for it; visit our agency dashboard to see!

https://eservices.dcra.dc.gov/DCRAAgencyDashboard/index

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stres...
11/27/2020

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stress, please talk to a mental health clinician. Call 1-888-793-4357. We are here for you.

11/27/2020

#FlashbackFriday: When our customers used four different systems to find District data. Now, residents have SCOUT, our consolidated data system, that allows you to research property details, including permitting and inspection activity, regulatory and enforcement action, business licensing information, and other information on any specific address within the District.

Get access, create your account today https://scout.dcra.dc.gov/dashboard-8932

#Vision2020

As cases increase nationwide, protect your family: limit exposure to other people, require all guests in your home to we...
11/25/2020

As cases increase nationwide, protect your family: limit exposure to other people, require all guests in your home to wear a mask, and practice good hygiene. We created signs for you to print for your home: bit.ly/dcsignage

As cases increase nationwide, protect your family: limit exposure to other people, require all guests in your home to we...
11/19/2020

As cases increase nationwide, protect your family: limit exposure to other people, require all guests in your home to wear a mask, and practice good hygiene.

We've created signs for you to print for your home or to share with guests before coming over: bit.ly/dcsignage

11/19/2020

We accomplished our goals by the end of the fiscal year. Want to know how? Our dedicated team of employees, our residential customers’ flexibility, partnership with the business community, and @MayorBowser’s leadership. #Vision2020

Thank you for all of the attendees who participated in today’s #DCRAHousingSummit. What a great way to connect with @dcr...
11/18/2020

Thank you for all of the attendees who participated in today’s #DCRAHousingSummit. What a great way to connect with @dcra staff to learn more about property maintenance inspections and the proactive inspections program.

We’re hiring! Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for: Program Manager (Internal Audit) – req #1451 – closes 11/24 Building Co...
11/18/2020

We’re hiring!

Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:
Program Manager (Internal Audit) – req #1451 – closes 11/24
Building Code Inspector II (Fire Inspector) – req #11670 – closes 12/7

We’re Hiring!Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:Supervisory Green Building Inspector – req #11627-closes 11/30Program Man...
11/17/2020

We’re Hiring!

Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:

Supervisory Green Building Inspector – req #11627-closes 11/30
Program Manager (Mechanical Plans Review) – req #11633 – closes 11/30
Building Code Inspector – req #11635 – closes 11/30

11/17/2020

Starting our digital transformation, customers made it clear – they were not pleased with our service level and we heard you. Today, we are pleased to report that our customer satisfaction scores have risen, trending at 86%. Yes, you read that correctly. This means that 86% of our customers have received satisfactory or excellent customer service.

Thinking about renting an apartment? Before you sign a lease, check our NEW Landlord Violations Tool to see if the landl...
11/17/2020
New Searchable Database Helps Renters Check Landlords’ Housing Violation History

Thinking about renting an apartment? Before you sign a lease, check our NEW Landlord Violations Tool to see if the landlord has any outstanding, unaddressed housing violations. More info: https://dcracommunications.medium.com/new-searchable-database-helps-renters-check-landlords-housing-violation-history-4037d7c2f2bb

Even in the nicest apartments, things break and need to be fixed. But before you move in someplace, how can you be sure you’re entering…

Landlords and residential property managers, we are excited to announce our first biannual DCRA Housing Summit happening...
11/17/2020

Landlords and residential property managers, we are excited to announce our first biannual DCRA Housing Summit happening virtually, on Wednesday, November 18.

The Housing Summit will be held in two sessions; one on Housing/Property Maintenance at 10 am and a second on Proactive Inspection Program at 2 pm.

Attend both or the one most relevant to your business

To register for the Housing Inspection Session, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcra-housing-summit-session-housing-inspections-session-tickets-127021929009 or to join our Proactive Inspection Program session visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcra-housing-summit-session-dcras-proactive-inspection-program-session-tickets-127030269957

Feel sick or believe you were exposed to COVID-19? Call a doctor or health care provider. Unable to get tested through y...
11/17/2020

Feel sick or believe you were exposed to COVID-19? Call a doctor or health care provider. Unable to get tested through your doctor or at a clinic? Go to a public testing site:
coronavirus.dc.gov/testing

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stres...
11/16/2020

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stress, please talk to a mental health clinician. Call 1-888-793-4357. We are here for you.

Two years ago, DCRA’s Consumer Protection Unit had an extensive backlog of cases. Today, we are proud to say we have no ...
11/16/2020

Two years ago, DCRA’s Consumer Protection Unit had an extensive backlog of cases. Today, we are proud to say we have no backlog of cases, allowing us to focus on current cases and provide quality customer service protecting consumers in the District.

Need to report fraudulent activity? Visit dcra.dc.gov/consumer-protection and to submit a complaint.

Join us for our #smallbiz workshops happening virtually this week. For more information, visit dcrasbrc.ecenterdirect.co...
11/16/2020

Join us for our #smallbiz workshops happening virtually this week. For more information, visit dcrasbrc.ecenterdirect.com/events to reserve your spot!

Landlords and residential property managers, we are excited to announce our first biannual DCRA Housing Summit happening...
11/16/2020

Landlords and residential property managers, we are excited to announce our first biannual DCRA Housing Summit happening virtually, on Wednesday, November 18.

We will debut our Housing Registry, provide an overview of enhancements to the DCRA Agency Dashboard and introduce more flexibility when it comes time to pay fines and fees.
Learn more and register for the Housing Summit

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/DCWASH/bulletins/2a7dc7f

We're Hiring!Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:Supervisory Green Building Inspector – req #11627-closes 11/30Program Man...
11/15/2020

We're Hiring!

Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:

Supervisory Green Building Inspector – req #11627-closes 11/30
Program Manager (Mechanical Plans Review) – req #11633 – closes 11/30
Building Code Inspector – req #11635 – closes 11/30

Landlords and residential property managers, we are excited to announce our first biannual DCRA Housing Summit happening...
11/14/2020

Landlords and residential property managers, we are excited to announce our first biannual DCRA Housing Summit happening virtually, on Wednesday, November 18.

The Housing Summit will be held in two sessions; one on Housing/Property Maintenance at 10 am and a second on Proactive Inspection Program at 2 pm.

Attend both or the one most relevant to your business

To register for the Housing Inspection Session, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcra-housing-summit-session-housing-inspections-session-tickets-127021929009 or to join our Proactive Inspection Program session visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcra-housing-summit-session-dcras-proactive-inspection-program-session-tickets-127030269957

We're Hiring!Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:Supervisory Green Building Inspector – req #11627-closes 11/30Program Man...
11/13/2020

We're Hiring!

Visit careers.dc.gov to apply for:

Supervisory Green Building Inspector – req #11627-closes 11/30
Program Manager (Mechanical Plans Review) – req #11633 – closes 11/30
Building Code Inspector – req #11635 – closes 11/30

11/13/2020

#FlashbackFriday: When our customers used four different systems to find District data. Now, residents have SCOUT, our consolidated data system, that allows you to research property details, including permitting and inspection activity, regulatory and enforcement action, business licensing information, and other information on any specific address within the District.

Get access, create your account today https://scout.dcra.dc.gov/dashboard-8932
#Vision2020

#FlashbackFriday to when @DCRA, in the words of Director @ErnestChrappah, did a  "contemporary partnership" with @Anacos...
11/13/2020
We Are Anacostia! - East of the River

#FlashbackFriday to when @DCRA, in the words of Director @ErnestChrappah, did a "contemporary partnership" with @AnacostiaBID by bringing the "We are Anacostia" mural to this historical community. See what @EastoftheRiver had to say https://eastoftheriverdcnews.com/2020/11/11/we-are-anacostia/

Can a mural personify the character of a community? In short, the answer is yes, especially when a community works in unison. Newly inaugurated on October 30, the “We Are Anacostia” mural runs 200 feet along Good Hope Road SE just below the 11th Bridge and is painted on a series of wooden panels...

@DOEE_DC & @DCRA have partnered in this year's Green Building Professional Seminar Series, offering educational eventsde...
11/12/2020

@DOEE_DC & @DCRA have partnered in this year's Green Building Professional Seminar Series, offering educational events
designed to accelerate the implementation of the
Clean Energy DC Act & the new construction codes.
Join us, TODAY, from 1–2 PM.

RSVP: https://2020gbpss.eventbrite.com

Join us for our #smallbiz workshops happening virtually this week. For more information, visit dcrasbrc.ecenterdirect.co...
11/09/2020

Join us for our #smallbiz workshops happening virtually this week. For more information, visit dcrasbrc.ecenterdirect.com/events to reserve your spot!

Our customers’ experiences are the focal point in DCRA’s transformation. This month marks the launch of our agency’s 2-y...
11/04/2020
DCRA Vision 2020

Our customers’ experiences are the focal point in DCRA’s transformation. This month marks the launch of our agency’s 2-year digital transformation initiative.

Go with us back down memory lane to when we first introduced Director @ErnestChrappah’s #Vision2020.
https://www.dcravision2020.com/

COMPLETE: Established working group to identify outdated regulations on health, safety, and unnecessary barriers to economic development.

10/29/2020

We are starting a Facebook Live chat momentarily with DCRA Director @ErnestChrappah. Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/DCDCRA. #askDCRA

We're hiring!Interested in joining our team, visit careers.dc.gov to apply.Program Manager (Short Term Rental)- Job ID 1...
10/29/2020

We're hiring!

Interested in joining our team, visit careers.dc.gov to apply.

Program Manager (Short Term Rental)- Job ID 11549- closes 11/11/2020
Program Manager (Internal Audit)- Job ID 11451- closes 11/14/2020

DCRA is aiming to ensure vacant properties are safe and secure and are not eyesores taking away from our city’s vibrant ...
10/29/2020

DCRA is aiming to ensure vacant properties are safe and secure and are not eyesores taking away from our city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Yesterday, in partnership with Anacostia Business Improvement District (BID), we revealed a 200-ft mural showcasing the historical presence of the Anacostia community. Inspired by important figures to DC, Award-winning artist Luis Peralta, along with various community artists, created this mural to tell the story of the Historic Anacostia community.

Check it out:

Address

1100 Fourth Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC
20024

Right off of the Waterfront Metro Station on the Green Line. We also have a CaBi BikeShare station a few steps outside our doors.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(202) 442-4400

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I am trying to reach the omsbudsman for dcra
Not sure if this is where you report price gouging. But this is insane.
They are horrible. My neighbors are clearly running an air bnb without a permit or licence and just because there is no listing, they cant investigate. They call the owner of the house and he lies and says he isnt and thats it. How hard is it to do things legally in DC? Im sick of this. They need to update their rules in 2019 to keep up with the times. What is the purpose of this department ?
Hi, I received a notice to update my contact information on Sunday, April 28 with a deadline on Friday, April 26. I went to your website and was unable to find where I could update contact info. Did I miss the boat or are there alternatives?
I contacted this agency a year ago. They are useless just another waste of government money.
Super- Duper “Shout-Out” to the Vacant Building Enforcement staff! Thanks so much for the Awesome services rendered at the vacant property located at 1227 Savannah SE 20032. We feel so much safer thanks to you. Please Keep up the good work. Kindest regards, Your friends on the 1200 block Savannah Street SE 20032.
We recently had a fire in a senior living complex where the marines were able to save the residents. Who's is going to save the seniors and workforce in 770 C ST SE? Fire and EMS have NO access to the building!!! This weekend there was a stabbing in the building and Police and EMS had NO access! PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE FIRE, POLICE AND EMS HAVE NO ACCESS TO THESE BUILDINGS????? WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?
Since you all can't do anything I'll contact the city counsel and media.
I contacted your office back June regarding a trash problem with my neighbor they assured me it taken care of. It has not and now there are big rats coming out of the yard walking down the street. Thanks for doing nothing
My husband just had a call with Darrell Mack (sp) about a CoO issue and he was very friendly, helpful and responsive. Thank you!!
Waiting on structural at dcra arrived at 930 haven't been seen yet only one person working the counter 20 people in line. What wrong with this picture?
Waiting on the permit coordinator I'm p155 they are on p128 guess I'll be here til 4am this morning. Couldn't print out my permit application online because of the new system Called left a message no one called me back! Still have to go to dcdoe to get their signatures on the permit application I'm really ticked off right now! All this for a job that's less than 5 grand! Any other surrounding jurisdiction I'm done with permit in hand in less than one hour!