Permit Contacts

The status of your permit application can be found online using your tracking number and the email address associated with the permit application. However, if you need to contact someone immediately, please call Brian McDermott at 202-646-8610. For water or sewer emergencies, please call DC Water's Emergency Hotline at 202-612-3400.

Permits

Permit Contact Phone Number
Backflow Preventers Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Design Issues, Changes & Problems Brian McDermott 202-646-8610
Fire Hydrant Flow Test Michael Omosun 202-646-8615
Ground Water Discharge Permit Elaine Wilson 202-787-4177
Job Numbers Deborah Lawrence 202-354-3656
Pre-Design Meeting Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Raze Permit Status Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Refund Questions Ivan Boykin 202-787-2706
Sheeting and Shoring Permit Status Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Single Family Home Permit Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Wastewater Discharge Permit Elaine Wilson 202-787-4177
Water Main Tap Scheduling Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600

Inspection/Construction Services

Activity Contact Phone Number
Fire Hydrant Use (Long and Short Term) Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Inspection of Pre-Cast Products Construction Management
Dexter Holmes 202-787-4024
Inspection of Manhole Construction Management
Dexter Holmes 202-787-4024
Inspection of Pipeline Construction Construction Management
Dexter Holmes 202-787-4024
Inspection of Sewer Connection and/or Abandonment Dunbar Regis 202-264-3829
Temporary Water Tap Connection Permit Operations Department 202-646-8600
Shutdown of Water Main Customer Services 202-787-3400
Water Service Connections (3-inches diameter and larger) Charles Tubbs 202-612-3567 (O)
202-812-8239 (C)
Water Main Tap (2-inches diameter and smaller) Ronald Jackson 202-612-3454
Curtis Brown 202-612-3553
Water Meter Sets (2-inches diameter and smaller) Franklin Baylor 202-612-3483
Vernell Mackal 202-612-3484
Water Meter Installation (3-inches diameter and larger) Clyde Wilkins 202-612-3491
Water Meter Vault Final Inspection Clyde Wilkins 202-612-3491
Water Service Abandonments Charles Tubbs 202-612-3567 (O)
202-812-8239 (C)