you can obtain a Certificate of Occupancy easily and economically. In combination with our Rental Property License expediting you'll be renting legally but most importantly, in a Jiffy!
Do you have an English Basement or a multi-unit property but are unsure whether there is a previous Certificate of Occupancy? Allow us to search DC and Federal records to determine if one has ever been issued. If one is found then all you need is a Change of Ownership.
Turnaround Time: 1-3 days
Change of Ownership
Do you have a Certificate of Occupancy from a previous owner? Great! All you need is a quick Change of Ownership. We will prepare and file everything. A zoning inspection may be required prior to issuance if previous Certificate of Occupancy is older than 10 years. How easy is that?!
Turnaround Time: 7-14 days
Cost: $400 + Filing/Issuance Fees
(For a building with total size of 5000sf or less $86.40, above 5000sf fee is based upon exact square footage)
Perfect for the homeowner who has a row house with a converted basement but does not have a previous Certificate of Occupancy. Skip the plans and permitting and proceed right to inspection for approvals. Must meet current building code requirements to qualify. See code requirements by clicking here. Finally get licensed without the huge expense!
Turnaround Time: Typically 30 days
For those owners looking to covert their basements to a rental or property to multiple units or for those who were not approved thus the Express program. Includes architectural renderings, plans, permit expediting and inspections*. No It's not cheap but a legal rental equals more value and less headaches. Good news: It's A tax write off!
Turnaround Time: Typically 90 days