Permit and Review Information System

The Permit and Review Information System (PARIS) is an online platform for for Licensed Master Plumbers, Professional Engineers, and Registered Architects to do business with the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations (BWSO). This system will replace the Water & Sewer Permitting System (WSPS), in phases, over the next few years. During this transition, users will only need to re-register once to use PARIS.

WSPS users must re-register using their existing WSPS email and password. It is crucial that you use the same email address to register with PARIS, or you will have to submit a new authentication form. During future releases of PARIS, users will keep and maintain their login and password.

For guidance on how to use the system:

PARIS Account Registration

To use PARIS, you must set up an online account.

If you are not a licensed professional, visit PARIS and follow the instructions to create an account and profile. Non licensed system users will be able to request records and hydrant flow tests.

If you are a licensed professional and wish to register as one, you must submit an authentication form.

  1. If you have an existing account, use your email and password to set up your PARIS account.
  2. If you need to set up a new account, visit PARIS and follow the instructions to create an account and profile.
    • a. Download and complete the PARIS Authentication Form. All forms MUST be signed, sealed, and notarized. Once completed:
      • i. Email the form to
      • ii. AND mail a hard copy to:

        NYC Department of Environmental Protection
        ATTN: Registrations (BWSO Office of Online Permitting)
        59-17 Junction Blvd, 3rd Fl., Low-Rise
        Flushing, NY 11373

        You will only need to submit this form once to use the PARIS portal.

If you have any questions, call the PARIS Support Line at 718-595-3088 or email

Available in PARIS

  • Hydrant Flow Tests (HFT)
  • Record Requests
  • Water Repair
  • Water Relay
  • Sewer Repair
  • Sewer Relay
  • Tap Permit
  • Tap & Plug Permit
  • Wet Connection Permit
  • Wet Connection & Plug Permit
  • New Sewer Connection
  • Sewer Plug
  • Submit a Tap Card Form (Self-Certification) to close out Repair or Relay Permits (whether the permit was issued through PARIS or at one of the borough offices)

PARIS Features and Capabilities

After registering for an account, you can use PARIS to:

  • File jobs and submit fees online
  • View and search information related to your applications and permits
  • Upload documents
  • View objections and make corrections
  • Download and save approvals, records, and permits
  • Request Records

For more information about requesting records, please go to Request Water and Sewer Records.