Online Postcard Permit Application and Issuance
DCRA now lets you apply for, pay for and receive a postcard permit online.
You may apply for permits by using a special postcard
issued that DCRA issues, for a scope of work within the limitations
of DC Municipal Regulations (DCMR) § 126.96.36.199.1 - 188.8.131.52.7. Use
of postcard permits is subject to the terms and conditions printed on the
applicant's copy of the postcard permit form.
Postcard permits are not:
You're responsible for:
View acceptable scope of work conditions
for postcard permits (see DCMR Title 12 Section 105.5.4).
Only DC homeowners, and contractors licensed in the District of Columbia
can apply for postcard permits.
After you complete the application, the postcard permit is issued as an Adobe PDF file. You'll be able to print the file and save it on your
If you have any questions or comments, please call the Permits Customer Service Center at (202) 442-4589.
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