Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form

If you witnessed a possible illegal construction, please use this form to file a complaint. A DOB inspector will investigate your complaint and may contact you for more information. Please provide any video(s) or photo(s) evidence, if available.

Please Note:

  • More information on reporting illegal construction and what work requires a permit can be found here.
  • To easily check the status of building permits, customers are encouraged to use the Scout database. Scout is a DOB online resource that allows users to research real property, licensing, permit, regulatory, and enforcement information on specific properties and businesses across the District of Columbia.

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