Authorized Third Party Inspection Agencies are required to submit reports and documentation as in the 2009 DCRA Third Party Inspections Manual. The Inspection Agency shall provide the services listed in this Section IV for each assigned project pursuant to the conditions of the manual. A summary is provided below:
Review of Project
The Inspection Agency shall review the approved building permit, plans and specifications to become familiar with the Project and to identify the scope of work to be inspected.
Observe Assigned Work
The Inspection Agency shall inspect, for compliance with the Construction Codes, associated relevant standards, manufactures installation requirements and the structures, other construction, systems and features constructed or installed in the project and listed in “Full Scope of Inspections,” as applicable for the specific project. The Inspection Agency shall complete all inspections required by applicable codes and regulations, including, but not limited to, those set forth in 12A DCMR §109.3. Inspections shall be based on all applicable codes and standards, and approved documents containing information relevant to the disciplines covered by this Procedure Manual, as assigned by the Code Official.
Report Non-complying Items
The Inspection Agency shall produce a list of non-complying items for each Inspection. The Inspection Punch List will list the required corrections that are a pre-requisite to the approval of the installation.
Provide Timely Inspection Reports
The Inspection Agency shall complete an Inspection Correction Report for every inspection that determines code compliance or other regulatory deficiencies exist. This report will can also serve as the correction compliance form.
Submit Final Report: The Inspection Agency shall submit a final report to the Chief Building Official in the form of a Certification of Inspection Compliance when all work on the project is complete within five (5) working days after verification of all the final inspections and completion of all work.
Certifications of Inspection Compliance must be received by the Code Official prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the project or prior to the use of the work or system and may be e-mail in a compressed file is preferred.
- Third Party Inspection Code Deficiency Report*
- Third Party Inspection Approval Certificate and Report*
How to Submit Reports
All reports should be submitted by scanned copy via email. We will no longer be accepting faxed reports.
If you are unable to email scanned copies, reports should be completed and faxed to (202) 442-4860 along with all supporting documentation to Ira Neff, Third Party Inspection Coordinator, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington DC 20024.
If you have questions please contact the Third Party Inspections Program at (202) 481-3551 or via email.