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Parking Enforcement

Fair, equitable parking enforcement supports District businesses by creating turnover of curbside spaces and ensuring residents’ access to parking spaces near their homes. The DPW Parking Enforcement Management Administration provides for removal of abandoned and dangerous vehicles, as well as ticketing, towing, and booting and impoundment of vehicles that are in violations of parking regulations.


Parking officers write tickets for expired meters and vehicle registrations, rush hour violations, failure to register a vehicle in the District, blocking snow emergency routes and other violations.


If a vehicle has been ticketed, DPW tow crane operators may tow a vehicle for any parking violation. DPW will tow vehicles posing danger to the public or impeding the flow of traffic.

bootingBooting and Impoundment

District law states that a vehicle is boot-eligible if it has two or more unsatisfied parking and/or photo enforcement tickets that are 60 days old.

Removal of abandoned and Dangerous VehicleRemoval of Abandoned and Dangerous Vehicles

Abandoned Vehicle Operations inspectors look for abandoned and dangerous vehicles to investigate then remove from public and private property.