The District of Columbia

DCRA Vacant Properties with Qualifying Exemption - 2010

by DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Keywords
About: Government operations, Transparency, Accountability, Vacant Property, Qualifying Exemption, Regulation, Citywide Data Warehouse, DCRA, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Vacant Property Registration Fee, Nuisance Properties Abatement Reform and Real Property Classification Amendment Act of 2008
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC

Abstract

DCRA Vacant Properties Exempt From Registration Fee. The DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has exclusive authority to classify vacant buildings as granted through the "Nuisance Properties Abatement Reform and Real Property Classification Amendment Act of 2008." DCRA continually monitors the District's more than 180,000 properties on a daily basis and investigates complaints from residents and referrals from other agencies and organizations. The DCRA Vacant Property Unit conducts an initial four point survey/inspection to determine whether or not the property (1) appeared vacant, (2) had excessive vegetation and (3) graffiti and (4) was open and accessible. If the survey/inspections provides convincing evidence that the property is vacant, a letter is sent the owner of record. Property owners have the opportunity to provide evidence that the home is either a) "occupied" or b) is vacant and qualifies for an exemption from the vacant property tax rate. It is the responsibility of the property owner to register their property as vacant within 30 days of being unoccupied. Unoccupied means no one is currently living in the home and has no intention of returning. For more information please check DCRA Vacant Property page

Purpose

This dataset has been created by Citywide Data Warehouse program. The mission of the Citywide Data Warehouse is to provide timely and accurate information for decision-making; support executive and agency management in the implementation of business processes which will guarantee access to useful and well-organized information for DC Government workers, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

Access constraints

Contact the Citywide Data Warehouse Program: CityDW@dc.gov. Any data obtained outside of the Citywide Data Warehouse program are unauthorized copies.

Use constraints

By using data made available here the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the terms and conditions described under the District portal, http://dc.gov/page/terms-and-conditions-use-district-data?

Point of contact

Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th Street NW, Suite 920
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm

Credits

DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)
DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Citywide Data Warehouse

Data accuracy

Accuracy

Horizontal positional accuracy: Uses DC GIS Master Address Repository (MAR) to assign coordinates

Vertical positional accuracy: N/A

Lineage / Sources

  • DCRA website:
DCRA Vacant Property page.
Lineage / Processes
 
Distribution

Distribution liability: Neither the District of Columbia Government nor the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) makes any claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained in this application; makes any representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The data is subject to change as modifications and updates are complete. It is understood that the information contained in the dataset is being used at one's own risk.

Distributed by
Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Entity

DCRA_VACANT_PROPERTY / DCRA
Vacant Property locations and attributes

Attributes

  • ADDRESS / DCRA
    Vacant property full address, including Unit number if applicable.
  • SSL / DCRA
    Suffix, Square and Lot
  • LATITUDE / CityDW
    Latitude
  • LONGITUDE / CityDW
    Longitude

    Provided by
    Citywide Data Warehouse Program

    441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
    Washington DC, 20001, USA

    fax: 202-727-5660
    hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm