Be in Compliance

Compliance Rg Guid

Rental property owners must comply with the District of Columbia’s General licensing statute, DC Official Code § 47-2828(a), which requires owners of residential buildings in which one or more dwelling units are offered for rent or lease to obtain a Basic Business License (BBL). Compliance on the part of property owners is necessary to ensure the health and safety of renters, dwellers, borders and other residential and transient occupants.

Review our Property Maintenance Guidesheet for helpful information on DC Housing Code standards and requirements.