The National Mall and Memorial Parks Division of Permits Management manages more than 4,000 permitted activities each year. The office is located near park headquarters on Hains Point in Washington, DC.
Hours of Operation
The Division of Permits Management is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The office is not open on federal holidays or during other times that National Mall and Memorial Parks offices are closed.
For questions about permits, including applying, location availability, status, and regulations, please call 202-245-4715 or e-mail us.
Applications are accepted in person or by mail Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, except federal holidays or other National Mall & Memorial Parks office closures, at the following location:
National Mall and Memorial Parks
Division of Permits Management
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242
Special Use Permit applications for weddings and non-tournament sports and Commercial Filming/Photography applications can be faxed to 202-475-2216.
Application fee payments are accepted by credit card, check and money order. Payment instructions are included on the application; please call 202-245-4715 if further instructions are needed.
Permit applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and are date and time stamped upon arrival for documentation of order received. Applications can be submitted no sooner than one year in advance of the activity.
Other National Park Service Permit Offices
The National Mall & Memorial Parks Division of Permits Management issues permits for commercial filming/photography, First Amendment demonstrations, and some types of special events for other National Park Service sites in the greater Washington, DC, area; however, it is highly recommended that interested applicants contact those parks for more information about permitted activities within their sites.
Last updated: February 27, 2023