I have open building permits on my property. Will this affect the licensure or Certificate of Occupancy process?

In order for The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to issue a Certificate of Occupancy or pass the necessary inspection required for a Basic Business Licence, your property/properties can not have open permits, whether they were issued to the current or previous owner. 

 

If you know that your property has open permits, or we inform you during the licensing process that you do have open permits, you will need to ensure that all permits have been closed before the property inspection. Continue reading the instructions on how to close permits.

 

First, if you are unsure whether there are open permits, you can check your property’s status at Scout, DCRA’s Property Verification System. 

 

Fortunately, scheduling permit inspections is straightforward. Just call 202-442-9557 to reach the District’s automated scheduling system. You will be asked to choose a date, enter your contact information, and then wait for the inspection. Before you call, make sure you know your permit number, the building address, and the three-digit inspection code. You must provide the correct telephone number when you schedule, so the inspector can contact you on the day of inspection.

 

After you pass the inspection, your results typically take 24-48 business hours to be processed by DCRA.

 

Below is a list of Inspection Types and their associated 3-digit inspection codes:

 

Boiler Inspection Codes

Inspection Type

Code

Boilers

274

Boilers - Alterations

292

Boilers - Repairs

290

D.C. Government Facilities

278

D.C. Welding Exams-Welding Certification

280

D.C. Welding License and Work

260

Federal Government Institution

270

Follow-Up Insurance Report

257

Installation - Burners

294

Installation - UPV

250

Pressure Vessels - Alterations

288

Pressure Vessels - Repairs

284

Routine-Operating Conditions

296

Stamping D.C. Jurisdictional No.

264

Team Inspections

268

Unfired Pressure Vessel

255

 

Building Inspection Codes

Inspection Type

Code

Building - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD)

150

Building Close-In

120

Building Core - Shell

140

Building Final

170

Building Footing

160

Building Foundation

130

Building Framing

100

Building Insulation

110

Excavation

172

Fire Completed

174

Fire Suppression/Hood & Duct

176

HVAC

179

Slab on Grade

178

Zoning

175

 

Electrical Inspection Codes

Inspection Type

Code

Electrical - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD)

220

Electrical - TPF

230

Electrical Close-In

210

Electrical Final

200

Electrical Ground Work

225

Electrical Rough-In

215

Fire Alarm Test - New & Existing

235

Fire Suppression/Hood & Duct

237

Low Voltage

239

Service Inspection

241

Service Reconnect

243

 

Elevator Inspection Codes

Inspection Type

Code

Annual Inspection

198

Elevator - 3rd Party Oversight

184

Elevator - Completed

199

Elevator - Re-Inspection

190

Elevator Acceptance

194

Elevator Full Load

186

Elevator Investigation

192

Elevator Periodic

196

Elevator Renovation

188

Elevator Repair

180

Elevator Routine

182

 

Fire Inspection Codes

Inspection Type

Code

CFR / ICF

320

Daycare Centers

310

Dry Pipe Valve Trip Test

342

Fire - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD)

344

Fire Alarm Test - New & Existing

333

Fire Protection Systems

335

Fire Pump Test

346

Home Occupations

314

Hood & Duct Suppression System

300

Hydrostatic

340

Pre-Action System Test

308

Sidewalk Cafes

318

Site Test

322

Special Events

326

Sprinkler Systems

337

Team Inspections - NSO

330

 

Mechanical Inspection Codes

Inspection Type

Code

Mechanical - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD)

370

Mechanical Close-In

390

Mechanical Final

380

Mechanical Ground Work

350

Mechanical Rough-In

360

 

Plumbing Inspections

Inspection Type

Code

Fire Alarm Test - New & Existing

465

Fire Suppression

480

Flush Test

460

Gas Line/Gas Test

485

Hydrostatic

470

Plumbing - Pre-Occupancy Data (POD)

420

Plumbing Close-In

450

Plumbing Final

430

Plumbing Ground Work

400

Plumbing Public Space

440

Plumbing Rough-In

410

Pump Test

455

Sprinkler Systems

475

Water Cap/Sewer

490



Inspection Final Codes

Inspection Type

Code

Building Final

715

Electrical Final

720

Plumbing Final

730

Mechanical Final

725

Hydrostatic

750

Zoning Use

745

 

 

Because RentJiffy does not handle building permitting, we cannot offer advice on permits. For general permits information, please call the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs:

  • Permits, All Types (202) 442-8959

 

For general inspections and enforcement information, please call:

  • Building/Fire 202-481-3524
  • Electrical 202-481-3524
  • Mechanical/HVAC 202-481-3524
  • Plumbing 202-481-3524
  • Sediment Control 202-535-2977
  • Signs 202-481-3524

 

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