Topic: Permit requirements in DC
Permit requirements in DC
I’m a little unclear on when is a permit required for home repair/renovation work in DC. I’ve been told that replacing something (ie, a furnace or a water heater) doesn’t require a permit because it’s not changing anything. From looking at the DC gov website, it seems like a permit is only required for building/structural type work, but the whole thing about supplemental permits is unclear. Do you only need a supplemental permit (for replacing plumbing, gas lines, etc) if you have a building permit, or can you get them without a building permit? What kinds of typical homeowner issues do or don’t need permits?