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Department of Buildings

In observance of the Emancipation Day holiday, DOB will be closed on Tuesday, April 16, 2024; no construction will be allowed on this day without an after-hours permit. You may report illegal construction by submitting an Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form during normal business hours or by calling 311.

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Media and Communications

For media inquiries, please contact DOB's Public Information Officer, Tamika Gittens, at t[email protected] or by phone, (202) 679-3791 (cell).

The Department of Buildings (DOB) ensures that key information about the nature and impact of our work is reliable and accessible to stakeholders and the public.

The marketing and communications team promotes the agency with the goal to increase public understanding of DOB, its people and its value to District of Columbia residents. We also create and publish materials vital to the agency’s mission.



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