This online system enables home owners, tenants, and businesses alike to apply for
the specific type of public space occupancy, construction, excavation, annual or
rental permit required for use of the public space within the District of Columbia.
Whether you need to occupy metered and unmetered curbside parking, sidewalk, alley
or travel lane areas for your activity or construction related work, TOPS will work
for you. If you are a developer or are in need of a zoning plan review through the
Development Review Branch, TOPS will work for you as well. Once registered, the
system makes it easy for you to log into your account anytime to apply for a permit,
edit your application, upload plans electronically, or check the status of your
For additional public space permitting information, please visit our web site at
www.ddot.dc.gov. If you are using a DDOT Kiosk please use the computers available
in the Permit Center to browse other sites. You cannot browse other sites on this
computer. You may also contact our main office at 202-442-4670 for additional information.