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Modified Holiday Schedule for Select District Services

Friday, May 25, 2018

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The District of Columbia Government offices will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28, 2018). Below is information regarding critical, on-going District operations for this day.

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will suspend sanitation services and parking enforcement. These services will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

  • Trash and Recycling Collections: Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week. This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 p.m. the night before collection and removed from public space by 8:00 p.m. on the collection day to avoid sanitation enforcement.
  • Street Sweeping: Street sweeping will be suspended Monday, May 28 and resume Tuesday, May 29.
  • Fort Totten Transfer Station: The Fort Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed Monday, May 28 and will reopen Tuesday at its normal hours of operation of 1 pm to 5 pm.
  • Parking Enforcement:
  • DPW will not enforce parking meters, residential parking, rush hour lane restrictions or tow abandoned vehicles Monday, May 28, except along the streetcar line.
  • “Blocked” Streetcar Parking Enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. The hours of enforcement are concurrent with the streetcar schedule.
  • Parking restrictions will be enforced along Constitution Avenue, NW, from 7th Street to 17th Street for the annual Memorial Day parade. No parking signs will be posted with the hours of enforcement.

Normal enforcement citywide resumes Tuesday, May 29.

All DC Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations will be closed:

  • Saturday, May 26
  • Monday, May 28

Customers visiting a DMV Service Center on other days are encouraged to plan ahead and “Know Before You Go” for services requiring an in-person visit, as customer volume is high before and after a holiday closing. To check customer volume at a specific center, residents can check the service center’s webcams which are refreshed every 60 seconds during normal business hours at Additionally, DC DMV has more than 55 online services at that enable customers to skip the in-person trip.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced there will be a suspension of work in the District from 12 pm Friday, May 25, 2018 through Monday, May 28, 2018. Approved activities may resume Tuesday, May 29, 2018, during permitted work hours.

  • DDOT will not implement weekday rush-hour reversible lanes during the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, 2018.
  • Motorists may encounter delays if driving in the vicinity of the parade and may wish to consider alternative routes.
  • Regular weekday reversible lane restrictions resume Tuesday, May 29.

All DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities will be closed on Monday, May 28, except for outdoor pools.

  • Permits office will be closed.
  • All athletic fields, parks, playgrounds, and park sites will be open for general use.
  • Previously permitted outdoor events can take place as scheduled.
  • Outdoor pools will open for the summer on Saturday, May 26, 2018 and will operate through Memorial Day weekend (May 26, 27 and 28) from 11 am to 6 pm and at Spray Parks from 10 am to 8 pm

All DC Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28.

Residents needing Department of Human Services (DHS) assistance can dial the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 for questions or to arrange transportation.

Low-Barrier shelters for individuals operate year-round and will be open 5 pm to 9 amon Monday, May 28.


  • New York Avenue Shelter at 1355-57 New York Avenue, NE
  • 801 East Shelter at 801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
  • Adams Place Shelter 2210 Adams Place, NE


  • Nativity Shelter at 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW (Opens at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Harriet Tubman, DC General Building at 27 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women at 810 5th Street, NW

Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) at 425 Second Street, NW

Families seeking emergency shelter can call the DC Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 at any time day or night. When the DC Government is open, families may also visit the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Monday - Thursday between 8 am and 4:30 pm and Friday between 8 am and 12:30 pm.