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Records Management Information

What Is A Public Record?

All documents, papers, letters, books, maps, photographs, sound or video recordings, microfilm, magnetic tape, electronic media, or other information recording media, regardless of physical form or characteristic and regardless of whether public access to it is open or restricted under the laws of the state, crated or received by the county or any of its officers or employees pursuant to law or in the transaction of public business are records.

Need to Know Information

  • Records requests will have to be resubmitted if not accessed or picked up within two (2) weeks.
  • Most records can be emailed, in the cases where they cannot, our address is: DLCP, 1100 4th Street SW Suite E270, Washington, D.C. 20024.


  • Request for Certificate of Occupancy (Copy): $7.00
  • Certified Letter: $10.00
  • Request of Certificate of Occupancy (Certified Copy): $20.00

Depending on the size of the record(s) prices may vary.

All remittances are payable to: District of Columbia, Government Treasurer