Enter only the first 3 characters of Owner Name exactly as it is printed on your permit.** Count any space, number or symbol as a character.
**If your Permit-Issue-Date is after February 5th, 2003, Owner Name will be located in the top left-hand column of your permit, between Applicant Name and Property Address. Previous to that date, Owner Name was not printed on permits (see examples of how to enter Owner Name).
For owner names that are personal names, ownership is recorded Last Name, First Name.
DOE, JOHN AND MARY Enter [DOE]
For last names less than 3 characters, enter name followed by a comma.
YU, JAMES Enter [YU,]
Businesses, partnerships and corporations are recorded as is.
SMITH FARMS, LLC. Enter [SMI]
L and L HOMES Enter [L &] (L-space-&)
In some cases, the ownership of a property may have transferred since the date the permit was issued. When using WAIRS and in doubt, call the Department of Building and Development at 703-777-0220 for verification of ownership. Please have your permit number available when you call.