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District Department of Transportation

Temporary Permit for Restaurant Pick Up Drop Off Zones

Temporary permits for Restaurant Pick Up Drop-Off (PUDO) Zones are now available and 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 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. Fees are waived for these permits. The requests for the free permits may be submitted via the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS).

FAQs for Temporary Permits for Restaurant Pick Up Drop-Off Zones

How do these permits work?

These permits allow for the temporary removal of parking and creating Restaurant Pickup Drop-off (PUDO) Zones to allow for easier curbside access to restaurants that have transitioned to delivery or pickup-only service due to Mayor Bowser’s declared public health emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

DDOT proactively installed temporary Restaurant PUDO Zones at 20 locations across the District. A map of these locations is available HERE.

  • 700 H Street NW
  • 1500 7th Street NW
  • 600 H Street NW
  • 1200 9th Street NW
  • 900 H Street NW
  • 1300 14th Street NW
  • 400 7th Street NW
  • 1600 14th Street NW
  • 900 17th Street NW
  • 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • 2000 Martin Luther King Avenue SE
  • 500 8th Street SE
  • 1300 Connecticut Avenue NW
  • 4000 Minnesota Avenue SE
  • 1500 Connecticut Avenue NW
  • 600 H Street NE
  • 2400 18th Street NW
  • 3500 12th Street NE
  • 1200 Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • 2700 12th Street NE

Who can apply?

The permit application must be submitted by either an ANC Commissioner or a representative from an officially recognized Business Improvement District, Community Improvement District or Main Streets organization to allow permit fees to be waived and to coordinate how the zones are established across all eight wards.

How long will the permit last?

The permit will be valid for the duration of Mayor Bowser’s declared public health emergency in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Is there a cost for this permit?

No, the permit is free.

What businesses are eligible for a curbside pickup permit?

Any restaurant that is offering pickup or delivery services during the District’s declared public health emergency in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

What documentation is necessary?

Applicants need to provide a PDF list of the restaurants along the block the applicant selects and pictures of the locations where the signs will be placed.

Where can I get my permit?

Permits can be printed at any of the permit kiosks at MPD stations:

  • First District: 101 M St. SW, Phone: (202) 698-0555
  • Second District: 3320 Idaho Ave. NW, Phone: (202) 715-7300
  • Third District: 1620 V St. NW, Phone: (202) 673-6815
  • Fourth District: 6001 Georgia Ave. NW, Phone: (202) 715-7400
  • Fifth District: 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Phone: (202) 698-0150
  • Sixth District: 100 42nd St. NE, Phone: (202) 698-0880
  • Seventh District: 2455 Alabama Ave. SE, Phone: (202) 698-1500

What is the standard size of the temporary Pickup Drop-off Zones?

60 feet (3 standard parking spaces)

How are the zones enforced?

The zones will be identified by Emergency No Parking signs posted and registered with the Department of Public Works (DPW). Once the signs are properly registered and confirmed by DPW, parking enforcement will commence.