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DDOT Public Space Regulation Division - PSRD

DDOT Public Space Regulations Administration (PSRA) - 3D org chart

Public Space Regulation Division (PSRD) will be in place to enforce public space laws and regulations and inspect all work in public space completed under a public space permit to ensure the work is completed by DDOT standards.

PSRD comprises the following branches tasked with the below-mentioned duties:

Public Space Inspections Branch

The Systems Inspection and Oversight Branch will enforce public space laws and regulations and will inspect all work in public space done under a public space permit. It will monitor all restoration of the right of way to ensure the work is done to DDOT standards and all conditions of the public space permit.

Public Space Permits Branch

The Public Space Permit Branch will be responsible for processing all applications for public space permits, including temporary permits for mobile storage containers and moving trucks, occupancy permits for work zones, and permanent changes to public space such as new sidewalks and street trees.

Plan Review Branch

The Plan Review Branch will provide technical reviews and comments for public space permit applications and will assist the Systems Inspection and Oversight Division with in-field inspections as needed. It will assist applicants through meetings and reviews of specific plans, including through Preliminary Design Review Meetings and other processes intended to assist applicants with conforming to District public space laws and engineering standards.

Customer Relations Branch

The Customer Relations Branch will be the main point of contact for all applicants and public inquiries regarding public space permits and inspections. It will assist applicants with the submission, tracking, and processing of public space permits; and it will assist with inspections and the tracking and refund of deposits. It will support the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS). It will develop Standard Operating Procedures and employee manuals for all divisions and will produce material to educate applicants, stakeholders, and the public regarding the occupancy of public space, the public space permit process, and the management of work in public space. 


Any questions, please call (202) 442 4670.


To enforce public space laws and regulations and inspect all work in public space completed under a public space permit.

Program at a Glance

Program Title: Public Space Regulation Division (PSRD)
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Public Space Regulation Division (PSRD)
Type: Administrative