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Open Government

Government-Wide Information

There are a number of sites where you can download and explore official DC Government data and other information.

Data and Information Sources

The Open Data Catalog provides hundreds of District government datasets, available as raw downloads in a variety of formats, and through APIs.

Outside of the Data Catalog, you can find:

Government Performance Dashboards

The District also maintains several goverment performance dashboards:

  • 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

Agency Information

Locating Agency Records

Agencies are required to ensure that certain records are made available to the public. Each of these records, when they exist, should be listed on the agency’s 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.

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

If you have any questions or cannot find what you need, please contact the agency’s FOIA officer or the Office of Open Government.

Finding and Submitting FOIA Requests

Frequently requested public records that have been released under FOIA can be found in the FOIA Reading Room.

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

To understand the process before making a request, please see foia.dc.gov or reach out to the Office of Open Government for assistance.