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New Resident Resources

Welcome to the District of Columbia! The District is a great place to live, work and play. We have compiled a list of useful resources to help as you settle in here. If you see any other web information that you think might be helpful for new residents, please let us know.


Department of Motor Vehicles


DC Row Houses


Explore the many options for getting around in the District.




DC One Card

The DC One card is a consolidated credential designed to give children, adults and seniors access to DC government facilities and programs, including public schools, recreation centers, metro and public libraries.


Public Schools and Libraries


Voter Registration Information

Register to vote and find your polling place.


Dog Licenses

Dog owners must show proof that their pets have had rabies and distemper shots and renew their dog’s license each year.


Trash Collection Information

Get information about trash collection in your neighborhood including trash collection days and holiday schedules.


Property Information


Activities & Programs


Senior Information

Get information for seniors and caretakers from the DC Office on Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center.


Additional Information

  • Find all types of data about your neighborhood using DC Atlas Plus, a mapping tool that contains over 340 data layers, organized by category.
  • For additional information on city services, call 311.