What is a Moving Permit and Why Do You Need One in Washington DC?April 6, 2018admin
If this is your first time moving to or away from Washington DC, then you may be shocked to discover that you need a moving permit to get the job done. Thankfully, if you’re moving in Maryland, you won’t need to do any of this, but Washington DC requires you to take action sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at what you need to do to get a moving permit in Washington DC.
Why do you need a moving permit in Washington DC?
For better or worse, Washington DC is a very busy metropolitan area. That means that holding up traffic on a busy street is going to be complicated without a permit. The city of Washington DC requires that tenants and other individuals obtain a moving permit to ensure that the moving truck they use has enough space to park and be utilized. The permit must be obtained in advance so that the other people on the street have 72 hours of notice to move their vehicles so that you can use the street space. It’s best to apply for this permit well in advance so that you aren’t left out in the cold come moving day.
How does the moving permit work and how do you obtain one?
Contact TOPS, or the District Department of Transportation, to obtain the permit. It’s going to cost you approximately fifty dollars and will not exceed two days of use. You can obtain the permit online through the TOPS website if you would like, but you can also go to the police department and apply for one. Try to get a parking area as close to your home as possible so that you aren’t hauling items long distances down the street. Applying early for the permit will help to ensure that you get the space and times that you need.
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