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District of Columbia Department of Buildings

1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 671-3500


Zoning Certification Form

The purpose of this form is to initiate a Zoning Certification request to the Office of the Zoning Administrator at the Department of Buildings.

A Zoning Certification is issued by the Office of the Zoning Administrator (OZA) to certify the zoning district and that the current or proposed use of a specified property is in compliance with the DC Zoning Regulations. These certifications are usually required in the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) process. Please note that the purpose of a Zoning Certification is solely to certify the zone and the proposed use would comply with D.C. Zoning Regulations. The Certificate of the proposed use upon the indicated date DOES NOT imply future approval of building plans and/or certificates of occupancy.

Zoning Certification requests are reviewed and processed within three (3) business days from the date of submission. Once the form has been completed you will receive the Zoning Verification Form via e-mailed PDF format.

Applicant Full Name

Premise Address

Square & Lot


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Need Assistance? Please contact the Office of the Zoning Administrator by phone at (202) 442-4576 or by e-mail at and include the Zoning Verification Request and Property Address in the subject line.