The Housing Code

The District of Columbia Housing Code contains the standards by which residential housing must be maintained. The regulations pertaining to the Housing Code are contained in Title 14 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. The Housing Regulation Administration is responsible for administration and enforcement of the Code.

DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
1800 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20020
Phone: (202) 442-7200
Fax: (202) 645=6727
Email: dhcd@dc.gov

The DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is is responsible for regulating construction and business activity in the District of Columbia. To protect consumers, DCRA issues business licenses, professional licenses, and special events permits, registers corporations, and inspects weighing and measuring devices used for monetary profit. Construction activity, building systems, and rental housing establishments are inspected, and housing code violations are abated, if necessary.

DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
1100 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC  20024
Phone: (202) 442-4400
Fax: (202) 645-9445