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Open Government

The District is a strong advocate for open government and provides a large quantity of government information available to the public. If the information you are looking for is not already available on DC.Gov, you may submit a FOIA request.

Government Performance

  • Track DC - provides performance information on all District agencies
  • Grade DC - reports on resident grading of 15 District agencies and enables residents to provide input for the next monthly grades
  • Green Dashboard - provides data on the District's sustainability performance

Open Data and Other Open Government Information 

Open Government Agency Records

Agencies are required to ensure that the following records are made available to the public. Each agency’s required records are found on its Open Government and FOIA page. For some agencies, these records do not exist and are not listed. In cases where records exist but are not yet available online, agencies are working to provide them as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the agency's FOIA officer.

A. Public Employee Salary Information;
B. Administrative staff manuals and instructions;
C. Final opinions made in the adjudication of cases;
D. Statements of policy;
E. Other agency determinations of the rights of the public;
F.  Information dealing with the receipt or expenditure of public funds;
G. Budget information;
H. Minutes of public meetings;
 I. Absentee owners addresses, and building permits;
J. Frequently requested public records
K. District-wide and agency FOIA reports;
L. Organizational chart;
M. A mechanism for the public to submit feedback on the agency’s performance or other agency actions.

Each agency’s required records are found on its Open Government and FOIA page.

You may submit or review comments received on the District of Columbia's Transparency and Open Government Policy on our comments page.
View additional Open Government information.

Ask the Chief Data Officer

Do you have questions or suggestions regarding the District’s open government or open data initiative? Contact our Chief Data Officer.

Freedom of Information Act

Find each agency’s frequently requested public records that have been released under FOIA in the FOIA Reading Room.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for here or elsewhere on DC.Gov, you can submit a FOIA Request online.

To understand the process before making a request, please see