DCRA is Cracking Down on Unpermitted and Illegal After-Hour Construction
DCRA is cracking down on unpermitted and illegal after-hour construction
Since the beginning of the summer, the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has made significant strides in cracking down on construction companies working in the District as highlighted during the DC City Council’s hearing on B23-91, the “Department of Buildings Establishment Act of 2019”. As part of an effort to discourage the DC City Council from moving forward with this legislation, which would break the agency up into two smaller agencies, Director Ernest Chrappah highlighted recent steps including increased enforcement in the area of unpermitted after-hours and construction work and residential inspections.
Currently, the District only allows companies to work from the hours of 7am to 7pm Monday through Saturday. Anything outside of these hours or on a federal holiday, is only permissible with an after-hours permit. To obtain this permit, a company may visit the DCRA permit center in SW or ...