The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides permits that are required to open, operate, or use water from any hydrant in the City water supply system.

You can request that a fire hydrant be opened for non-recreational use, if you’ve been issued a permit by the DEP.

Permits are issued in person, at the DEP Bureau of Customer Service office in each borough. If approved, it costs $55 for 30 days, plus $13.50 for each day the hydrant is actually used.

In Person

Bronx Bureau of Customer Service
1932 Arthur Avenue, 6th Floor
(between East 176th Street and East Tremont Avenue)

By Phone

Get additional assistance.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

In Person

Brooklyn Bureau of Customer Service
250 Livingston Street, 8th Floor
(between Elm Place and Bond Street)

By Phone

Get additional assistance.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

In Person

55 West 125 Street, 9th Floor
(Between Lenox Avenue (aka Malcolm X. Boulevard) and 5th Avenue)

By Phone

Get additional assistance.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

In Person

Queens Bureau of Customer Service
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway, 1st Floor
(between Junction Boulevard and Pedestrian Overpass)

By Phone

Get additional assistance.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

In Person

Staten Island Bureau of Customer Service
60 Bay Street, 6th Floor
(between Slosson Terrace and Bend)

By Phone

Get additional assistance.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

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