Our Core Services


What makes our Permit Expediting Services stand out?

We’ve developed strong connections to governing bodies in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland and a deep understanding of how the permit process works in these localities.  We don't just expedite - we help our clients manage every aspect of the permitting process, from scheduling, team meetings, answering questions, and more.  You can expect us to deliver exceptional customer service.  If you call, we answer.  If you send us an e-mail, you can expect a response that day.

Which types of permitting services do we offer?

Building Permit Expediting, Permit Applications, Site Plan Permit Processing, Right of Way Permits, Permit Close-out,  Plan Submission/Tracking/Reporting, Certificates of Occupancy.  

Permits we obtain include New Building Permit, Raze, Sheeting & Shoring, Foundation-to-Grade, Tenant Layouts, Civil Site Work, Excavation Permit, Demolition, Public Space, Certificate of Occupancy, Business Licenses, Traffic Control/MOT Permits. 

Some of Our Permit Expediting/Management Projects and Clients:

Insight Property Group: The Apollo | Forest City: The Yards Marina Park | PN Hoffman: The Wharf | EYA: WestSide at Shady Grove | Sonic Automotive: Porsche at Pike & Rose | Bonaventure Realty Group: Encore Apartments | Settle Land: Discovery Square | JBG Smith: Commerce Exec. Buildings | Madison Marquette: Incanto Apartments

Meet our Director of Permitting Services


Melissa Diaz, MBA, is our Director of Permitting Services.  She possesses over 15 years of experience in Office Administration in the Real Estate, Construction, and Engineering fields.  Her strong administrative background is a huge asset and has equipped her with exceptional organizational and managerial skills.  She has a reputation for delivering the best customer service to our clients and consistently receives referrals and repeat business from happy customers.  Having been at DFM since 2012, you can expect a high level of integrity, quick turnaround times, and efficient results when working with Melissa.

For a proposal on your permitting project, email proposals@dfmdevelopment.com or call us at 703-942-8700.