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How to Petition to Amend, Change or Add to Construction Codes


Any person or group may submit a petition to the Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) to amend the DC Construction Codes (Title 12 of the DCMR).

The CCCB may refer a petition for review to one of the Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) for review and comment.

Procedure for submittal of proposed Construction Codes amendments:

  1. All proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the CCCB, on the form provided by the CCCB.
  2. The CCCB may refer a proposed amendment to a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for review and comment prior to CCCB action.
  3. The CCCB shall deal with all proposed amendments within the time frames required by bylaws and all other established deadlines.

You can download the petition application below in related content.

If you would like to propose a code amendment, you need to submit a Petition to Amend the DC Construction Codes (Word Document). Please download the form and save to your desktop. All submissions, requests for information, documentation, etc., should be submitted to:

Chairperson Paul Waters
Construction Codes Coordinating Board
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street, SW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20024

or by emailing CCCB Chairperson at

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