Welcome to DPWTOPS Atlanta

This page is for Right-of-Way permits.
Click here for Parking Permits


The Department of Public Works On-Line Permits System (DPWTOPS) supports the City’s rapidly expanding customer service effort by embracing current technology. The Department of Public Works (DPW) is streamlining the permitting process with the launch of our new online application software DPWTOPS Atlanta. DPWTOPS Atlanta allows you to submit right-of-way permit applications, upload required documents, pay permit invoices, and receive your permits online. 

Types of Permit issued in DPWTOPS Atlanta include:

  • Lane/Sidewalk/Full Street Closures
  • Dumpster/POD Placement
  • Haul Route
  • Oversize/Overweight Vehicles
  • Qualified Contractors
  • Small Cell
 

DPWTOPS Atlanta is for Non-Franchise companies working in the City of Atlanta's Right-of-Way.

PLEASE NOTE:
 

  • IF YOUR WORK REQUIRES EXCAVATION OR DIGGING IN THE CITY RIGHT OF WAY. PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST SUBMIT TWO SEPARATE APPLICATIONS A LANE/SIDEWALK/FULL STREET CLOSURE PERMIT APPLICATION AND A QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS PERMIT APPLICATION. SEE USEFUL DOCUMENTS FOR CHECKLISTS.
 
  • SIDEWALK CLOSURE LASTING LONGER 45 DAYS MUST COMPLY WITH THE DPW PEDESTRIAN ACCOMMODATION & WORK ZONE POLICY (SEE USEFUL DOCUMENTS). CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE, SIDEWALK QUESTIONNAIRE AND PEDESTRIAN PLAN MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH PERMIT REQUEST APPLICATION,
   
DPW hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm, except for holidays. NOTE: Permits will not be processed on weekends or holidays.

A notarized affidavit and a copy of identification is required for all applications - please see the useful documents section on this page