The District Government provides a wide array of city services for residents and our neighborhood. Most services can be accessed through calling 311, the Citywide call center. However, details on other services and programs can be found beo9 here.
The City Service Request Center (311)
Service is available online or by calling 311 (24-hrs a day/7 days a week). Almost all requests for city services can be made through 311 including:
bulk trash collection
parking meter issues
See a full list at 311.dc.gov. You’ll receive a tracking number in order to check the status of your request.
For Sanitation and Trash
Trash & Recycling Collection — collection is Tuesdays
Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program (SWEEP) — how to report sanitation violations
Rodent Control — DC Government's Rodent Control Strategy Diagram
For Your Block
Speed Humps — Request a traffic calming study in order to petition to get speed humps and other traffic calming infrastructure installed on your block
Block Party Permit — Complete this petition to close off a street for a block party
For Your Home
Permits for Home Improvement— learn when you need a permit from this helpful Permit Fact Sheet and then apply to get your permit via the Online Permits for Home Improvement Projects.
Free Smoke Alarm — installed by the fire department!
Free Home Fire Safety Inspection — make sure your home is free of fire hazards
For Pets and Wildlife
Low-cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries & Vaccinations — keep your pets healthy
Free Resources for Alley Cats — managing cat colonies with Trap-Neuter-Return plus information on cat deterrents
Living with Urban Wildlife — how to resolve conflicts with your wild neighbors
For Greening & Gardening
Tree Box Garden Regulations — learn the restrictions for planting curbside gardens
Casey Trees Tree Rebate — get at $50–$100 rebate for planting a shade tree in your yard
RiverSmart Homes — incentives for homeowners interested in reducing stormwater runoff from their properties