TOPA Alert – 2017 Amendment

Mark your calendar and testify at the September 21, 2017 public hearing regarding Bill 22-0315, “TOPA Accessory Dwelling Unit Amendment Act of 2017.”

Whether you testify or simply attend, this will be your opportunity to hear the pros and cons of modifying the TOPA statute to exempt owner-occupied, single-family homes with accessory units.

Click here to review Bill 22-0315. The official hearing notice is available here.

The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m., September 21, 2017, at the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 500.

NOTE: If you wish to testify, you must submit your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title by close of business on September 20. Call 202-724-8198 or email You may also submit written statements if you are unable to attend or testify.

DCLTA encourages you to attend, testify, and/or submit written statements so your voice will be heard. Or you may submit your comments to DCLTA at and your comments will be incorporated into our testimony.

Be sure to check our website for a summary update following the September 21 hearing!