Whether you're putting up a fence, building a house, or modifying a structure, you're responsible for getting the right permits before you begin.
Parks and Recreation Permits
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Permit Office manages and issues permits for all DPR recreation centers, facilities, parks and community gardens. DPR also managers permits for properties operated by the National Park Service including Rock Creek Park, Fort Dupont Park and the volleyball courts located on the National Mall.
Learn more about Park Permits and Reservations.
Safety & Special Event Permits
Each year, millions of residents and visitors traverse through the District. Certain permits are required to ensure the hundreds of special events and activities held throughout the city each year are safe. Find applications below to the most common permits:
Driving and Parking Permits
You can apply for many driving, parking and car permits online: