The Office of Zoning Administration reviews various applications for conformance with the District of Columbia Zoning Regulations, DCMR Title 11, including:
- Building Permits submitted to DOB
- Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) for allowable uses, occupancy load, verification of address, lot and square, and to determine whether inspections and building plans are required for C of O approval
- Subdivision to ensure that minimum lot size, lot width and other requirements are met; and
- Home Occupation Permits (HOP) for allowable uses, employee and customer visit limits, and verification of the type of dwelling to be used.
The Office of Zoning Administration also represents DOB in appeals made to the Board of Zoning Adjustment.
Other entities involved in the zoning process include the Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), the Office of Planning (OP), and the Office of Zoning (DCOZ).
Preliminary Design Review
Get a Certificate of Occupancy
Get a Home Occupation Permit
File a Zoning Complaint
Request a Zoning Compliance Letter
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