Construction Permits

Construction Permits

Construction permits are required for performing any construction related activity on Park land which is not under an official construction contract with the National Park Service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Building of temporary or permanent structures or monuments;
  • Installation and/or upgrade of utilities including water, electrical, communications;
  • Installation of temporary communications towers;
  • Performing site improvements such as installation or upgrade of sidewalks and brick pavers; the planting of trees, shrubs, and flowers; and the installation of light poles;
  • Installation of monitoring and security equipment such as surveillance cameras, and alarm systems;
  • Performing infrastructure and soil surveys for analysis and environmental purposes;
  • Constructing or upgrading of road and bridges;
  • Performing routine upkeep of structures and monuments such as cleaning and engraving.

Construction permits are also required for activities supporting the aforementioned tasks, such as:
  • Closure of Park roadways and traffic lanes,
  • Closure of Park sidewalks,
  • The use of man lifts, forklifts, and cranes;
  • Installation of construction fencing.

LInk to the fillable Application for Transportation, Utility Systems, Telecommunications and Facilities on Federal Lands and Property.(GSA maintains this form for currency).

Once the form is filled out and saved, please send to the Park GIS Speialst (link below).

GIS Specialist
National Park Service
National Mall and Memorial Parks
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242

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Last updated: September 20, 2023

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1100 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20242



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