Inspection Information

District of Columbia law requires landlords to provide housing that is in a safe, habitable, and livable condition and to obtain a Basic Business License (BBL) through DCRA.

All applicants for a BBL One or Two Family rental license are required to have a housing inspection post issuance of the license. Appointments for housing inspections are scheduled and conducted by the Inspections and Compliance Administration by calling the DCRA Inspections Line at (202) 442-9557, select #6 or emailing dcra.housingcomplaints@dc.gov and providing your name, number, address and brief description of violations to schedule an inspection. This housing inspection is performed to ensure the premises are in compliance with DC Housing Codes and is necessary to ensure the health and safety of renters.