New TOPS Users
All first-time public space permit applicants need to register as a TOPS user to establish an account. Just click on "Register" and follow the prompts and instructions. You may register as a home owner, tenant, contractor, business or as an organization, individual or agent. To help you remember your TOPS user name, we suggest using your email address.

Search for Permit
Please select a Permit Type and enter Tracking or Permit Number.

Apply for new permit
TOPS makes it easy to apply for the type of permit you want - just follow the prompts and instructions.

Press Release
Suspension of Work: Special Event - March for Our Lives on Friday, March 23, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018
DDOT Announces New Requirements for Roll-off-Debris Containers
Traffic control plans (TCPs) for occupancy permits at construction staging areas are available for viewing online.
TOPS offers new sign printing options
TOPS Now Accepts Sidewalk Café Applications
DDOT Unveils Online Public Space Occupancy Map
DDOT Offering Mobile App for Public Space Permit Information
Suspension of Work - March for Our Lives
Friday, March 23, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018

Attention: Private Users of Public Space and DDOT Leaders

Please note attachments regarding the Suspension of Work within the District of Columbia Public Right-of-Way during the upcoming March for Our Lives Special Event, Friday, March 23, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Please distribute to appropriate colleagues, contractors and sub-contractors.

Suspension of Work - March for Our Lives 2018

Thanks for your support


System Overview
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 application.

Additional Information
For additional public space permitting information, please visit our web site at If you are using a DDOT Kiosk please use the computers available in the Permit Center to browse other sites. You may also contact our main office for additional information at-
District Department of Transportation (DDOT):
1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-442-4670
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Thursday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Frequently Asked
Space Fees
Search Permits
and Applications
PSC Calendar
Suspension of work Calendar
Public Space Permit Lookup Tool
Also available is the Public Space Permit Lookup Tool that is enabled by Geographic Information System (GIS). This tool gives you the ability to see permits on an interactive map.
Click here to view a map for Commercial Use of Public Space.

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