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Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day...
04/23/2021

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021

⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm

✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021

⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm

✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

The United States is the only democracy that denies representation to citizens of its capital. After the historic, House...
04/22/2021

The United States is the only democracy that denies representation to citizens of its capital. After the historic, House vote on #DCStatehood, we must continue our fight to make DC the 51st state. #WeAreDC

The United States is the only democracy that denies representation to citizens of its capital. After the historic, House vote on #DCStatehood, we must continue our fight to make DC the 51st state. #WeAreDC

They say DC is too small, or our economy is not diverse enough. Even though we’re bigger by population than two states a...
04/22/2021

They say DC is too small, or our economy is not diverse enough. Even though we’re bigger by population than two states and pay more per capita than any state; we pay more in total federal taxes than 22 states. No reason for us not to right this wrong. #DCStatehood NOW.

They say DC is too small, or our economy is not diverse enough. Even though we’re bigger by population than two states and pay more per capita than any state; we pay more in total federal taxes than 22 states. No reason for us not to right this wrong. #DCStatehood NOW.

End taxation without representation! #DCStatehood now. #WeAreDC
04/21/2021

End taxation without representation! #DCStatehood now. #WeAreDC

End taxation without representation! #DCStatehood now. #WeAreDC

The United States is the only democracy that denies representation to citizens of its capital. After the historic, House...
04/21/2021

The United States is the only democracy that denies representation to citizens of its capital. After the historic, House vote on #DCStatehood, we must continue our fight to make DC the 51st state. #WeAreDC

The United States is the only democracy that denies representation to citizens of its capital. After the historic, House vote on #DCStatehood, we must continue our fight to make DC the 51st state. #WeAreDC

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day...
04/20/2021

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Call for volunteers! You can help us get DC residents vaccinated by participating in the DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action:

🗓️ May 1, 2021
⏰ 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
✒️ RSVP: http://bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

We’re #hiring!Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply. Program Support Specialist - closes 4/16Hu...
04/07/2021

We’re #hiring!

Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply.

Program Support Specialist - closes 4/16

Human Resources Specialist - closes 4/16 (Internal/District Government Only)

We’re #hiring!

Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply.

Program Support Specialist - closes 4/16

Human Resources Specialist - closes 4/16 (Internal/District Government Only)

We're #hiring! Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply. Housing Code Enforcement Officer – closes...
04/05/2021

We're #hiring!

Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply.

Housing Code Enforcement Officer – closes 4/12

Building Code Inspector III – closes 4/14

Program Analyst – closes 4/14

We're #hiring! Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply. Code Compl Spec (Elevator)- closes 4/2IT ...
04/01/2021

We're #hiring!

Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply.

Code Compl Spec (Elevator)- closes 4/2

IT Specialist (Business Intelligence Data Engineer)- closes 4/3

Housing Code Inspector I - closes 4/5

04/01/2021

ATTENTION DISTRICT BUSINESSES! Today is the April 1, corporate filing deadline.

Watch this important announcement from @dcra Director Ernest Chrappah and DSLBD Director @WhitfieldKristi on the April 1, corporate filing deadline!

You can file online at: https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/Home.aspx/Landing

We're #hiring! Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply. Program Analyst (Green and Sustainability...
03/31/2021

We're #hiring!

Interested in joining our team? Visit careers.dc.gov and apply.

Program Analyst (Green and Sustainability Program)-Req. # 12742 – closes 4/14

Building Code Inspector (Green and Sustainability Program)-Req. # 12748– closes 4/14

03/31/2021

ATTENTION DISTRICT BUSINESSES!

Watch this important announcement from @dcra Director Ernest Chrappah and DSLBD Director @WhitfieldKristi on the April 1, corporate filing deadline!

You can file online at: https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/Home.aspx/Landing

03/30/2021

ATTENTION DISTRICT BUSINESSES!

Watch this important announcement from
@dcra
Director Ernest Chrappah
and
DSLBD Director
@WhitfieldKristi

on the April 1, corporate filing deadline!

You can file online at: https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/Home.aspx/Landing

We’re #hiring!@dcra is searching for a new:✅Business and Professional Licensing Administrator- closing 3/25✅Combo Code C...
03/23/2021

We’re #hiring!

@dcra is searching for a new:

✅Business and Professional Licensing Administrator- closing 3/25
✅Combo Code Compliance Specialist II– closing 4/3
✅Engineering Technician – closing 3/27

Visit careers.dc.gov to apply.

To help District residents and businesses hire contractors with more confidence, Yesterday, DCRA introduced the DCRA Con...
03/11/2021

To help District residents and businesses hire contractors with more confidence, Yesterday, DCRA introduced the DCRA Contractor Rating System in Ward 6, with Jason Cohen, of Revive Development Co. and Will Teass, architect and AIA board member.

Visit: dcra.dc.gov/contractorratingsystem

TODAY, Director @ernestchrappah demonstrated the @DCRA Contractor Rating System to a member of the press. It provides un...
03/10/2021

TODAY, Director @ernestchrappah demonstrated the @DCRA Contractor Rating System to a member of the press. It provides unprecedented FREE access to an inventory of contractors, architects, engineers and other building professionals. Inquire before you hire: dcra.dc.gov/contractorratingsystem

Owning a home requires maintenance, repairs, and renovations. Are you hiring the best contractor to do the job? TODAY, w...
03/09/2021
DCRA Contractor Rating System

Owning a home requires maintenance, repairs, and renovations. Are you hiring the best contractor to do the job? TODAY, we introduced the DCRA Contractor Rating System to help District residents and businesses hire contractors with more confidence.

Visit: govservices.dcra.dc.gov/contractorratingsystem

The DCRA Contractor Rating System was designed to help you find the best professional for your project - whether it be your kitchen remodel, or your new business. Each building professional receives a score of 1-5 stars that represents the performance of their projects over the past three years duri...

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s...
03/07/2021

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchd...
03/06/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911. #SaferStrongerDC

When it comes to protecting consumers, we mean business. Before scamming in the District, read @dcra blogpost below. Our...
03/05/2021
DCRA Investigation Results in Trash Company Paying $78,000 in Fines After Years of Violations

When it comes to protecting consumers, we mean business. Before scamming in the District, read @dcra blogpost below. Our #consumerprotectionunit operates with results:
https://dcracommunications.medium.com/dcra-investigation-results-in-trash-company-paying-78-000-in-fines-after-years-of-violations-bce1082eaab4 to file a business complaint.

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…

Taking on a residential building project? Use the DCRA Permit Wizard; its intuitive, simple and easy to use. Visit dcra....
03/05/2021

Taking on a residential building project? Use the DCRA Permit Wizard; its intuitive, simple and easy to use. Visit dcra.dc.gov to use the Permit Wizard or for more information.

Join @DCRA_SBRC for free #smallbiz workshops happening virtually in March. To RSVP, visit dcrasbrc.ecenterdirect.com/eve...
03/05/2021

Join @DCRA_SBRC for free #smallbiz workshops happening virtually in March. To RSVP, visit dcrasbrc.ecenterdirect.com/events.

Have a complaint about a business that you believe scammed you? @DCRA #consumerprotectionunit is here to help. Visit htt...
03/05/2021

Have a complaint about a business that you believe scammed you? @DCRA #consumerprotectionunit is here to help. Visit https://dcra.dc.gov/consumer-protection to file a business complaint.

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/05/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC.

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/04/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchd...
03/04/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911. #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s...
03/04/2021

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchd...
03/03/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911. #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatc...
03/03/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

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!