Monday, May 22, 2017

DCRA: no construction on Memorial Day, Monday, 05-29-2017

From: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs <>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: No Construction on Memorial Day

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Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs 

May 22, 2017

Attention: No Construction Allowed

Construction will not be permitted on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. On this day, 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: Call (202) 442-STOP to report illegal construction. 

DCRA Closed Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will be closed on Monday, May 29, 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.  

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 re-connection 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 and be sure to like DCRA on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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