Useful Resources

Have a project in Historic Anacostia? Here are some resources to help you make sure you get off on the right foot.

Although it may seem daunting, it is worth noting that applying for permits to do work on your property in Historic Anacostia is no more complicated than a project anywhere else in the District of Columbia!

In any case, should you have questions or concerns about your project in the Anacostia Historic District, please reach out to HAPS ( and we will try to assist you however we can.

Historic Preservation Office


Phone: (202) 442 7600

Historic Preservation Review Board

DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Any construction in the District of Columbia done without required building permits is illegal construction. Construction in the District of Columbia is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm without any special permits. Please call 311 to report imminent danger of collapse conditions immediately.

DC Office of Zoning

The L'Enfant Trust


Home History Research Resources

*With thanks to Amelia of the Kellytown Reading Group for this resource!