This subcategory contains sites for and about the government of the District of Columbia. Please submit sites for the United States Government in the appropriate subcategory of Regional/North_America/United_States/Government.
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Washington, District of Columbia
The official web site of the Government of the District of Columbia. Includes news, web links, and information about the city and about local government services.
211 Answers, Please!
Information and referral service that connects residents with public and private social service agencies. Search or browse its database of service providers.
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions
Neighborhood bodies that advise the District government on issues affecting their local areas. Has a directory of ANCs, including members, meeting schedules and contact information.
Business Resource Center
Provides information and technical assistance to businesses. Includes news, information on government services and regulations, and market information.
Child and Family Services Agency
Information on adoption, foster care, and child protective services.
Child Support Services Division
Information on child support.
Clean City Initiative
Describes government programs to improve city cleanliness.
Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Promotes local artists and arts activities. Includes information on grants and art education.
Connect.DC - Digital Inclusion Initiative
Established by the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer to promote meaningful participation in technology for every person in the District of Columbia.
DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board
DC Lottery news and brief overview of games offered.
DC Water and Sewer Authority
Provides drinking water and wastewater treatment for the District of Columbia and wastewater treatment for surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Includes news, publications, customer information, online account services and job information.
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Regulates businesses, issues business and alcoholic beverage licenses, and regulates historic preservation, rental housing and real estate. Site has downloadable forms and tells how to get permits and licenses.
Department of Employment Services
Provides services to employers, employees, and job-seekers, including job training, workers' compensation, and unemployment compensation.
Department of Health
Describes the agency's programs, such as addiction, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, medical insurance, preventive health, and environmental services. Includes a calendar of events, health alerts, news releases, reports, and information on licenses and on birth and death certificates.
Department of Housing and Community Development
Describes home buyer assistance programs and housing-related development incentives.
Department of Human Services
Information on such programs as welfare reform, family services, early childhood development, rehabilitation services, mental retardation and developmental disability services.
Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
Regulates financial service firms. Includes forms, licensing information, consumer information and regulatory texts.
Department of Mental Health
Describes the agency, its facilities (including St. Elizabeths Hospital), and its services for adults and children.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Provides information on driver's licenses, auto registrations and auto inspections.
Department of Public Works
Has information on trash collection, recycling, street cleaning and other services.
Department of the Environment
Information on local environmental issues and government programs.
District Department of the Environment
Promotes energy efficiency through conservation, education, and fuel assistance programs and by regulatory intervention. Includes consumer information, a description of agency programs, a guide to resources in its library, an events calendar, and links to related sites.
District of Columbia Public Schools
Provides information on the public school system, including Board of Education meeting minutes, news, statistical data, and information on curriculum, policies, services, and special education.
Emergency Management Agency
Coordinates the response to disasters, emergencies, and severe weather. Includes news and emergency guidelines.
Housing Finance Agency
Issues bonds to expand home ownership and rental housing. Has news and background information on local housing development programs.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Composed of 17 local governments in the area, plus legislators representing the region. Site describes programs dealing with transportation, the environment, housing, and other regional issues.
Office of Boards and Commissions
Describes government boards and commissions and the appointment process for board members.
Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications
Regulates cable television. Site has information on cable franchise agreements and program schedules of city-operated cable channels.
Office of Citizen Complaint Review
Investigates and adjudicates complaints of police misconduct. Information on complaint procedures, printable forms, news releases, and reports.
Office of Community Affairs
Serves as a liaison between government and community organizations. Directory of civic and neighborhood associations and links to a calendar of community events and meetings.
Office of Contracting and Procurement
Describes the requirements for doing business with the city and lists current bid solicitations.
Office of Human Rights
Deals with issues of discrimination, equal opportunity and human rights. Site has information on filing discrimination complaints and on the agency's mediation procedures. Some pages also in Spanish.
Office of Local Business Development
Fosters economic growth and the development of local, small and disadvantaged businesses. Site describes the agency's programs and has downloadable business certification forms.
Office of Motion Picture and TV Development
Promotes the city as a site for film and TV production. Includes a guide to production services, permit application form, and filmography.
Office of Partnerships and Grants Development
Helps local government agencies and non-profit groups apply for Federal grants and develop joint public-private grant proposals. Includes a guide to web resources on obtaining grants and writing proposals and a weekly update on grant opportunities.
Office of Personnel
Describes city government employment policies, job opportunities, pay, benefits, and training. Includes forms and manuals.
Office of Planning
Develops plans for city development and neighborhood revitalization. The city's Comprehensive Plan, project reports, news, and historic preservation information and guidelines.
Office of Property Management
Acquires and manages properties for DC government agencies. Includes agency description, reports and documents.
Office of the Attorney General
The legal office for the DC government. Includes news and information on the agency and its programs.
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Oversees DC government finances, budget, and taxation. Site has downloadable tax forms and publications, budget and financial reports, a searchable real property tax database, and information on community development incentive programs and other activities of the agency.
Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Plans and oversees computer and other technology systems for government agencies. Site describes programs and has an archive of news releases.
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Includes news, press releases, strategic plan, directory of business resources, and information on programs such as development incentives for housing and small business, development areas, and the DC Enterprise Zone.
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor
Audits the accounts and operations of the DC government. Archive of recent reports.
Office of the Inspector General
Investigates government agencies and programs. Site has reports and testimony and tells how to report fraud and waste.
Office of the People's Counsel
Represents the interests of utility ratepayers. Information on local utilities and consumer complaints.
Office of the Secretary
Issues ceremonial documents and maintains official record collections, among other duties. Site tells how to request ceremonial documents, apply for research access to official records, and apply for a notary public commission.
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Responsibilities include administering nutrition programs, such as the school lunch program, and financial aid, such as the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program for college study. Includes news, reports, legislation, program information, and links to web sites related to local education.
Office of Zoning
Zoning information, history, maps, application forms, news releases, and a searchable data base of regulations and hearing transcripts.
Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
Information on the office, its services, and the Asian-Pacific Islander community in Washington, DC.
Office on Latino Affairs
Provides information on city services for the Latino community.
Public Employee Relations Board
Resolves labor-management disputes between city agencies and labor organizations. Site describes the complaint, dispute resolution, and hearing/mediation process and has text of the board's rules.
Public Service Commission
Regulates electric, gas and telephone utilities in the city. Site has information for utility customers, case calendar, hearing transcripts, and the text of commission rulings, regulations and other documents.
Site of the DC Commission on National and Community Service, which promotes volunteerism and organizational partnerships for community benefit. Has information about the agency, its programs and volunteer opportunities.
Sports & Entertainment Commission
Schedule of upcoming events at RFK Stadium and DC Armory and seating diagrams.
Includes requirements for chauffeur and hack licenses, list of taxicab companies, and municipal regulations relating to taxicabs.
Washington Convention Center
Information for meeting planners, exhibitors, vendors and attendees. Has a calendar of events, visitor information (hotels, restaurants, parking), and background on the convention center.
Workforce Investment Council
A public-private advisory body on workforce development issues. Site describes services available to employers, youth training services, and business incentives and has links to other sources of information.
Last update:May 22, 2016 at 2:15:08 UTC