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Department of Buildings

Fireworks stands require permits from DOB; we will be processing applications through July 3, 2024. New applicants should view this form and follow the outlined steps, while returning applicants should follow the instructions laid out in this form. For any questions, please Contact DOB.

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Capacity Placard Permit

Permit Description

DC Construction code requires every assembly occupancy (to include but not limited to buildings or structures used for civic, social or religious functions) to display the maximum occupancy load of a room or space.

Submission Requirements

  1. Architectural egress plan that shows room dimension, seating arrangements diagram , egress plan showing the location and width of aisles, other fire and life safety feautres, occupant load capacity applied for , the most recent tenant layout renovation, existing toilet facilities serving the space.
  2. Placard Drawings
  3. Provide the current Certificate of Occupancy and issued building permits for any construction activity.
  4. This type of permit is reviewed through our electronic plan review application system ProjectDox.

Application Process

  1.  Begin your permit application under the permit type of Capacity Placard.
  2. Complete all required questions/fields (i.e. )
  3.  Upload a formal quote, contract agreement or MS report and submit to pay the filing fee.
  4. Your application will be reviewed in which you will receive notification of when to upload your plans and supporting documents to begin the plan review in ProjectDox.

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