Topic: DCRA deck inspections?
DCRA deck inspections?
I understand that you must get a permit from DCRA to build a deck in DC. However, I am getting conflicting information about whether inspections are truly required. Although DCRA’s position is that inspections are required, there doesn’t appear to be any repercussions if you never get the inspections. There also doesn’t appear to be any clear information about which inspections you need (and when). The only downside I can see is that you can’t get a COA (certificate of occupancy), which you don’t need if it is a single family home.
I know people who properly permitted and built decks years ago (themselves), but never got them inspected. Is this something that can come back to bite me in the future if I don’t get it inspected (but do have the proper permit and build everything to code)?
I’d be interested in hearing about anyone’s practical experience in this area…