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Parking Enforcement

The DPW Parking Enforcement Management Administration provides five areas of service to include parking control, ticketing, towing, booting and impoundment, and removal of abandoned and dangerous vehicles that violate parking regulations.


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


Vehicles with tickets are subject to towing by DPW tow crane operators for any parking violations. DPW tows vehicles posing a 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 Operation inspectors look for abandoned and dangerous vehicles to investigate for removal from public and private property.

Engine Anti=Idling LawEngine Anti-Idling Law

Motor vehicles are the largest source of emissions in the District. To reduce these emissions, the District has implemented a law to limit engine idling.