The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within DCRA for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.
FOIA requests may be oral or in writing. If the request is written, the envelope shall prominently be marked "FOIA Request." Please note that although oral requests may be accepted, the FOIA Officer may request that an oral request be reduced to writing.
BEFORE YOU FILE: Documents Already Made Publicly Available
Please note that FOIA does not require the agency to provide documents already made publicly available through other means. Before submitting a request, please review the list below for a list of documents that do not require a FOIA request to obtain.
Fill out this form to make your FOIA request to DCRA.
List of Types of Documents Already Made Publicly Available
· Permit Documents: Copies of issued permits, permit applications, and all documents submitted in support of permit applications (including plans) may be obtained at the DCRA Permit Center Records Room, located on the second floor of the DCRA office location, at 1100 4th Street, SW. The Records Room may be reached at 202-442-4480.
· Certificates of Occupancy: Copies of issued Certificates of Occupancy may also be obtained at the DCRA Permit Center Records Room.
· For Tenants: Notices of Violation and Notices of Infraction issued to your rental unit, during your tenancy, may be obtained through the DCRA Inspections and Compliance Administration. Please call 202-442-4598 or email email@example.com for assistance.
· Corporate Documents, Licensure Information: Licensure documents for an entity, including certifications, may be obtained at the DCRA Business License Center, located on the second floor of 1100 4th Street SW, during regular business hours. Corporate documents for an entity, including corporate filings, may also be obtained upon request at the Business License Center. Additionally, registered entities and their current status may be researched through our website, at https://corp.dcra.dc.gov
· Code Information: The DC Official Code is available online at: http://dccouncil.us/legislation
· DC Municipal Regulations, and the DC Register can be accessed by visiting the District Government online at http://www.dcregs.dc.gov.
· General Property Information: You may also access property information, including property ownership, permitting, inspections, occupancy, and violations information, via the Property Information Verification System (“PIVS”) on the DCRA website, located at http://dcra.dc.gov/DC/DCRA
For more information on how to file an FOIA request, visit the Government Resource Center.