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Who We Are

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to provide environmentally healthy municipal services that are both ecologically sound and cost-effective.

Keep DC Clean

Ensure the cleanliness of the District’s residential neighborhoods, high-visibility commercial areas, gateway corridors, and industrial zones through a combination of direct services, education, and enforcement.


Ensure parking opportunities for District residents, businesses, and visitors by encouraging voluntary compliance with parking regulations

Fleet Maintenance to Fleet Management

Improve business processes to ensure mission-critical equipment will be available for core services for all agencies.

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