UrbanTurf is running a four-week series that examines the questions that homeowners most frequently ask of the city’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).
With the help of DCRA’s Matt Orlins, UrbanTurf pinpointed the 4-5 questions that regularly hit the agency’s inbox. In the last two weeks, we looked at the instances in which homeowners need to get a postcard permit in order to complete small projects and when a homeowner who is doing renovations or an addition needs to get a surveyor’s plat.
This week, we are running a brief article that outlines the resources that homeowners can access to help them through what can be a complicated permitting process.
“The DCRA’s Homeowner’s Center offers one-on-one assistance and helps simplify the permitting process,” Orlins explained. “The Homeowner’s Center is available to any owner of a single-family home, who uses the home as their primary dwelling. The Center can issue building permits for home improvement projects like decks, fences, interior renovations and repairs, and window replacement, and offers same-day issuance on virtually all permits.”
Below are a rundown of a few other online resources to help those that are embarking on a renovation project navigate the process:
- Requirements related to roof permits
- Sample renovation checklist
- Renovating the correct way to avoid lead exposure
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/ask_dcra_i_am_renovating_and_need_help_with_the_permitting_process/8895
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
This week's Best New Listings includes a bright one-bedroom in Bloomingdale and a Med... read »
DC's homebuyer assistance programs can be a bit complex. This edition of First-Timer ... read »
Just a month after setting a new high in March, the value of a house in DC skyrockete... read »
The National Capital Planning Commission will consider approval of the final master p... read »
A look around DC to see where home sellers are dropping their prices.... read »
Our guide for amateur landlords who don't really know what they're doing.... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The eight-bedroom, 35,000 square-foot home known as The Cliffs hit the market Wednesd... read »
Brookfield Properties is moving forward with development plans for additional sites i... read »
The most detailed rendering yet has been unveiled for the 310-unit redevelopment of t... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro