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Parking Services

Bicycle Parking - several bikes parked side-by-side in a rackBicycle Parking

DDOT has a progressive Bicycle Program with some of the most innovative initiatives in the nation, including the first self-service bike parking program and the Bikestation at Union Station.

Commercial Vehicles 0 white truck driving on a highwayCommercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles parking and traveling within the District may be subject to special permitting and restrictions.

Disability Parking - gray and light blue double-headed parking metersDisability Parking

The District has several programs intended to ensure on-street parking is accessible to residents and visitors with disabilities. See the interactive map for red top meters in the Central Business District. 
Multimodal Value Pricing Pilot for Metered Curbside Parking

Micromobility Parking

DDOT is installing bike and scooter corrals across the District to support the growing transit options.
Multimodal Value Pricing Pilot for Metered Curbside Parking

Multimodal Value Pricing Pilot for Metered Curbside Parking -- Chinatown/Penn Quarter

The Multimodal Value Pricing Pilot uses the Chinatown/Penn Quarter area as a laboratory to test state-of-the-art strategies to make it easier to find parking.

ChargePoint - Park and Charge Pilot - electric car ChargePoint charging station on streetPark and Charge Pilot

Provides electric vehicle users the ability to charge up at public curbside parking spaces. 

H Street ParkDC

An initiative to manage and regulate the District’s curbside and parking assets.

Parking Meters - double-headed gray parking meterParking Meters

DDOT manages approximately 18,000 metered parking spaces across the District. 
The District's Pay by Phone Program will allow residents, workers and visitors to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all (approximately 17,000) on-street metered spaces.


Performance-based Parking Pilots - several cars parking on a residential street Performance-based Parking Pilots


DDOT is using a method called performance-based parking to manage the on-street parking resources in pilot areas of the District.

Reserve Parking for a Funeral - herse with a funerary floral display in the foregroundReserve Parking for a Funeral

A funeral includes any event at which mourners come to pay respects to the deceased. This includes events such as wakes, viewings, visitations and memorial services.


Residential Permit Parking - white with green lettering 2-hour parking sign Residential Permit Parking


The RPP program limits on-street parking to participating residents living on designated blocks. Parking for everyone else is limited to two hours.

Traffic Volume Maps - typical city street scene with various cars and buildingsShort-term Parking Permits

If a vehicle is not moved off a snow emergency route, DPW will tow the vehicle to a pre-determined lot. DPW will no longer relocate the vehicle in the local neighborhood.

Tour Bus Parking - the side of a white tour bus, as viewed along it's side, from rear to frontTour Bus Parking

Directions to several neighborhoods, major attractions, nearest Metrorail stops (METRO) and available parking for motorcoaches in the District.

Traffic Volume Maps - typical city street scene with various cars and buildingsTraffic Operations and Parking Plan for the Baseball Park

District Traffic Volume Map depicts the Annualized Traffic Volume at various locations of the District's roadways.

Visitor Parking Passes - autumn street scene in a quite residential neighborhood with treees and a red parked carVisitor Parking Passes

The VPP program is designed to allow guests of District residents to park for more than two hours on RPP zoned blocks.