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Modifications in Service

Office Hours

ABRA remains operational during the public health emergency.

While our physical office will remain closed to the public until further notice, you may continue get your questions answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., by emailing [email protected] or calling (202) 442-4423.

Please note the following service modifications:

ABC Board Hearings

Hearings are taking place via Webex on most Wednesdays. The weekly agenda and live stream information are published online.

Protests and Mediations
All protests and mediations will take place via Webex, no in-person protests or mediations will be conducted through the duration of the public health emergency. All parties will be contacted with the agenda and call-in instructions.

Applications and payments may be submitted by mail or placed in ABRA’s Self-Service Kiosk and Payment Dropbox located immediately outside our office doors.

Notice of Public Hearings
Placarding is occurring. During this period, the public comment period has been extended by 21 calendar days. As such, the public comment period for ANCs is now 66 days instead of 45 days.

FOIA Requests
Requests will continue to be fulfilled as quickly as possible but the COVID-19 Response Act relieves DC agencies from having to fulfill requests within 15 business days.

There have been no changes to enforcement. ABRA’s investigators will continue to respond to complaints reported to the afterhours hotline, online, and by email daily from 7 pm to 4 am.