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DPWs Important Operations Message

Dear Neighbors,


Please read below for important information regarding our operations.


Street Sweeping

Every year between March and October the Department of Public Works (DPW) begins our scheduled residential and commercial street sweep service. In response to the public health emergency, street sweeping service is suspended until further notice. Commercial areas, which are swept nightly year-round will continue when temperatures are above 40 degrees.


Parking Enforcement

DPW Begins Parking Enforcement in District School Zones

Warnings Start March 15; $25 Fines Begin March 22

Commercial vehicle parking enforcement continues

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is resuming parking enforcement for vehicles violating no parking signs in District of Columbia school zones. Parking warning tickets will be issued beginning Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19, 2021. The warning tickets have a zero dollar fine; however, vehicles that receive a warning ticket may be subject to relocation to a legal parking space with no tow fee. Vehicle owners should call 311 to locate their vehicle.


Tickets, with a $25 fine, will be issued to vehicles in violation of no parking signs beginning Monday, March 22, 2021.

DPW will continue to enforce parking of non-commercial vehicles parked in commercial loading zones. Additionally, the agency will enforce parking of large vehicles, 22 feet and over, parked adjacent to a recreational park, school, church or residential domicile. Violators will be subject to a $1,000 fine and or/impoundment.


Leaf & Holiday Tree Collection

Leaf and holiday tree collection extended leaf collection to March 19. Residents can request leaf collection services by calling 311. Additionally, residents can dispose of their tree by placing it where their trash and recycling is collected.

Grounds Maintenance

Mowing and grass cutting will begin April 1. DPW’s Grounds Maintenance unit will begin its seasonal mowing and cutting activity by mowing medians, triangle parks, major corridors/gateways, curbside/roadside grass areas throughout the District.


Celeste Duffie

Department of Public Works

Community Relations Specialist

O: 202-671-2531

M: 202-438-8277

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