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Sidewalk Repair

Sidewalk Repair - a cracked concrete city sidewalk and planting bed area prior to repair

You can request sidewalk repair services by calling the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at 311 and (202) 727-1000 or by completing a service request online using the District government's Service Request Center. Please identify the specific location of the problem on the sidewalk and describe the type of sidewalk (i.e. concrete, brick or other surface). Provide information as to the severity of the damage (i.e. cracked or broken, missing bricks, tree roots pushing up through the sidewalk). A service request will be put into the tracking system, and you should receive a service request number.

Scheduled Response Time

  • Investigation: 1-10 business days
  • Temporary (emergency) repairs: up to 15 business days
  • Permanent resolution depends upon the findings of the investigation
  • Permanent repairs require a longer timeframe and depend upon funding availability

NOTE: A "new" sidewalk request requires a petition from a majority of the residents on your block and a public hearing.

DDOT's standard is to resolve sidewalk repair requests within 25 business days of the time they are reported (up to 10 business days to investigate and an additional 15 business days to resolve). Call the Mayor's Hotline at 311 or (202) 727-1000 if the request hasn't been resolved by the specified time of completion. Please reference your service request number.

Service Need

To ensure safe usage of the District’s sidewalk by addressing structural concerns in a timely manner.

Service at a Glance

Provided By: DDOT
Phone: 311
Location: 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20003

Contact TTY: 
711