Only licensed plumbers can request permits for water and sewer work. Plumbers must visit a permitting application office to apply.

Plumbers must have a permit to:

  • Install or remove taps or wet connections to the New York City water or sewer systems
  • Connect a building to the sewer system or plug a connection

Property owners and their licensed plumbers can get a small map showing the water and sewer lines that front the property. These maps are available at permitting application offices.

DEP Borough Offices

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Borough Offices are open Monday - Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

DEP recommends scheduling an appointment to ensure social distancing at its customer service offices in all five boroughs. Walk-in customers are still accepted.

Bronx 
1932 Arthur Avenue, 6th Floor
(Between East 176th Street and East Tremont Avenue)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Bronx Borough Customer Services
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  • Phone Number: (718) 466-8481
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Brooklyn
250 Livingston Street, 8th Floor
(Between Elm Place and Bond Street)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Brooklyn Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (718) 923-2629
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Manhattan 

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

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Manhattan Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (212) 643-2201
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Queens
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway, 1st Floor
(Between Junction Boulevard and Pedestrian Overpass)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Queens Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (718) 595-3258
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Staten Island
60 Bay Street, 6th Floor
(Between Slosson Terrace and Bend)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Staten Island Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (718) 876-6802
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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