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DPW enforces District parking restrictions by booting, towing and impounding "boot-eligible" vehicles.

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DPW collects dead animals from public spaces only – the sidewalk, street or alley. We do not go on private property to remove a dead animal. If you see a dead animal in public space, please contact 311 to open a service request to have it removed.

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DPW maintains a customer service phone line for residents or visitors wishing to locate their towed vehicle.

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Home Energy Audits

Frequently requested green services from recycling to rodents.

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Pothole Repair on street

The District's standard is to repair potholes within three days of reporting.

Streets, public places and traffic
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The DPW Parking Enforcement Management Administration provides for ticketing, towing, booting, impoundment and removal of abandoned and dangerous vehicles.

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DPW collects trash once or twice per week or large, bulky items by appointment.