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Request Parking Enforcement

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Several DC agencies are responsible for enforcing parking:

  • DPW, as well as other agencies, enforce the public space regulations, including parking.
  • DC DOT regulates the use of public space. This includes identifying where signs and meters are installed.
  • DC DMV adjudicates the tickets written by DPW and determines what happens next.

Call 311 to request parking enforcement for violations such as expired meter, parking longer than allowed in a Residential Permit Parking neighborhood, morning and afternoon rush hour, expired tags, ROSA, blocking a driveway, bus stop, crosswalk, or fire hydrant.

Note: The Department of Motor Vehicles adjudication process is available to anyone who believes a ticket was issued erroneously. During this process motorists have the opportunity to submit supporting documentation that may lead to dismissal of a ROSA ticket, which generally is proof of residence outside of the District of Columbia. The adjudication process may be used to challenge tickets issued for any parking violation.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm