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
DDOT Releases TOPS Enhancement for Sidewalk Cafe Permits
Please see this training powerpoint on how to access the enhancement while applying for a Sidewalk Café permit. September 21, 2020.
DDOT Advisory – PUDO Zones

DDOT Establishes Temporary Permit for Restaurant Pick Up Drop Off Zones.

Please see this training powerpoint and Short & Sweet video on how to apply for the temporary Restaurant Pick Up Drop Off zones. May 20, 2020
DPW - (COVID19) - Emergency Operation Status Update
DDOT and DPW Announce Parking and Service Adjustments
DDOT Announces Enhanced Emergency No Parking Signs. Signs enforced since July 1, 2018
Traffic control plans (TCPs) for occupancy permits at construction staging areas are available for viewing online.
TOPS Sign Printing Options
DDOT’s Online Public Space Occupancy Map
DDOT’s Mobile App for Public Space Permit Information


March 19, 2021

DDOT Operating Status Update: Changes to the Commercial Vehicle Annual Tag and Loading Zone Annual Permit

Mayor Muriel Bowser extended the ongoing Public Health Emergency to May 20, and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will delay its issuance of the 2021 commercial vehicle annual tags and loading zone annual permits.

For more information please see TOPS Commercial Vehicle Map Resources

Thank you,
DDOT TOPS Team
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 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 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

Office of the DC Treasurer:
1101 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
(You can pay Permit Fees online or at the Treasurer's office. Deposits can be paid only at the Treasurer's Office.)

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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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