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Public Works
Alley Repair - alley repair machine and workers repaving alley

You can request alley repair services by calling the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at 311 or completing a service request online using the District government's

permits, licenses and cerfitications
Apply for a Tree Permit - several adults and children assiting to plant a tree

Residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the public right of way must obtain permission from the Urban Forestry Division.

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Bicycle Parking - a rack with several bikes parked side by side

DDOT provides convenient, secure and protected parking for bicycles across the District.

 Public safety
Bus Stop Change Service Request - red and grey double-length bus pulling up to a bus stop

The bus stop is a critical element in a transit system’s provision of safe, timely, and convenient transportation.

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DDOT's Office of Civil Rights administers compliance programs and policies related to Civil Rights.

 Transportation and motor vehicles
UPS and other delivery truck on tulip lined street

DDOT’s mission is to ensure efficient and safe mobility of commercial vehicles traveling in the District, while mitigating community impacts and preserving transportation infrastructure. 

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photo of a granite curb and brick-lined gutter on District street

You can request curb and gutter repairs by calling the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at 311 or completing a service request online using the District government's

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DDOT provides written notices of intent to modify traffic and/or parking requirements.

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Green Grant Initiative - a child's hands cupping a tree sapling

Funded through the US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program, UFA offers grants of varying size on a rolling basis.

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This Notice of Infraction is issued on property that was unlawfully occupying public space and whose ownership could not be identified at the time the notice was issued.

Transportation and motor vehicles
Park and Charge Pilot - electric car charging station

DDOT has launched the Park and Charge Pilot in November 2010 to provide electric vehicle users the ability to charge up at public curbside parking spaces. 

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Photo of DDOT worker showing people how to spray pavement marking arrow

Request crosswalk lines, turn arrows, lane dividers or bike lane pavement marking installion or repair using the District government's Service Request Center

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DC parking meter with bright green instructions sticker on the side

Use your mobile phone to pay for parking at metered spaces throughout the District.

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Performance-based Parking Pilots - cars parked at curb during peak hourly rates

DDOT uses performance-based parking to manage the on-street parking resources in pilot areas of DC.

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DDOT Pothole Repair - pothole machine at work

The District's standard is to repair potholes within three days of reporting.

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Public Space Management - aerial view of the District

DDOT strives to achieve and maintain safe and beautiful public spaces throughout the District.

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Public Space Tree Permit - tree-lined sidewalk scene

Residents or contractors who wish to plant, prune or remove a tree within the public right of way must first obtain permission from DDOT's Urban Forestry Division (UFD).

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Photo of a parking meter with a broken dome

Report a broken parking meter by calling  311 or use the online  Service Request Center.

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Citizens may submit requests for service on-line via 311, through the Mayors Call Center.

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Reserve Parking for a Funeral - herse with a funerary floral arrangement in the foreground

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.