Vacant lots often attract illegal dumping, which attracts rats and mosquitoes, if standing water is present. Children playing on these lots also can be injured. DPW works with other government agencies to keep these properties clear of weeds and trash. To report a vacant lot in need of clearing, call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311. Property owners usually are given two weeks after they receive notice to clean the lot. If action is not taken, DPW will clean the site and bill the property owner for the work.
Request the following service by calling 311 or using 311.dc.gov.
You can request that DPW mow a lot without structures with overgrown weeds and/or grass.