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 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
DDOT Advisory – PUDO Zones

DDOT Establishes Temporary Permit for Restaurant Pick Up Drop Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will offer a temporary permit for Restaurant Pick Up Drop-Off (PUDO) Zones to allow residents and commercial drivers easy access to restaurants and eateries that are still offering delivery or carry out service during Mayor Bowser’s declared public health emergency.

DDOT has proactively installed signage at 20 locations across the District designating temporary Restaurant PUDO Zones. A full map of locations is available here and on coronavirus.dc.gov. These temporary Restaurant PUDO Zones will be in effect through the end of the declared public health emergency.

Restaurant owners can request a permit for a temporary Restaurant PUDO Zone through their Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) and Main Street Organizations. DDOT has waived the fees for these permits. The requests for the free permits may be submitted via this site after login.

For more information, please visit https://ddot.dc.gov/am/node/1469086 or call DDOT’s Customer Service Clearinghouse at (202) 673-6813.

For updates on the District of Columbia Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

RESTAURANT TEMPORARY PICK UP ZONE PERMITS - How to Apply


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
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PSC Calendar
Suspension of work Calendar
TOPS Safe Accommodation Report
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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