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Public Servants and Services

Public servants are usually those who, either elected or appointed, along with their staff members, execute or provide social services to the general public.

There are specific public services, generally subject to regulation, that provided by tghe government either directly, through the public sector, or by financing private provisions or services that are considered essential to everyday life and a guaranteed fundamental right to the public.

Feel free to review the various listings specifically for the Southwest and near Southeast neighbhorhood of public servants and services that are available to serve.

For more information, go to or review a complete list of agencies at

| Elected Representatives | Frequently Contacted DC Agencies |

| SW/SE Government Facilities | Public Utilities |

Elected Representatives

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, serves as the U.S. Congresswoman for the District of Columbia

2136 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515

  • Committee Chair Assignments
    • House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
  • She serves on three, rather than the customary two, committees:
    • Committee on Homeland Security
    • Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    • Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the District government. All legislative powers are vested in the Council.

The City Council is located at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The Mayor, with his appointees, manages executive branch agencies.

The Executive Office of The Mayor is located at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Suite 316.


Frequently Contacted DC Agencies

Office on Aging
441 - 4th Street, NW
Suite 900-S
Washington, DC 20001


Develops and institutes health, education, employment, and social services for District residents age 60 and older.

Board of Elections and Ethics
441 - 4th Street, NW
Suite 250-N
Washington, DC 20001


Administers and enforces DC election laws under home rule as an independent charter agency; Educates the public and makes voter registration more accessible.

Office of Campaign Finance
Reeves Center, Suite 420
2000 - 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


The Office of Campaign Finance regulates the financial disclosure process and conduct of political campaigns, candidates, lobbyists, public officials, and political committees.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
1910 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
Building #27
Washington, DC 20003


Investigates and certifies all deaths in the District of Columbia that occur as the result of violence (injury) as well as those that occur unexpectedly, without medical attention, in custody, or pose a threat to public health.

Child and Family Services Agency
400 - 6th Street, SW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20024

The Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is the District of Columbia public agency that protects child victims, and children at risk, of abuse or neglect.

Child Support Services Division
441 - 4th Street, NW
Suite 550-N
Washington, DC 20001


The Child Support Services Division performs all legal and programmatic functions associated with the District government's child support program. This Division provides services to assist District families by establishing paternity, locating absent parents, establishing child and medical support orders, reviewing and modifying child support orders, and enforcing delinquent child support orders.

Mayor's Citywide Call Center
District of Columbia Government
Washington, DC 20032

Main number for the DC government. Residents may call to report a problem or violation, offer feedback to the Mayor, or obtain government information.

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
1100 - 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024


Licenses professionals and businesses; inspects and regulates building, housing, and land; and enforces business laws for the District's residents, companies, and entrepreneurs.

Department on Disability Services
1125 - 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005


The Department on Disability Services provides services to more than 10,000 residents with disabilities through its two administrations. Rehabilitation Services Administration offers training and other services aimed at assisting people with disabilities to prepare for and retain employment. The Developmental Disabilities Administration provides services that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live meaningful and productive lives in our community.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
441 - 4th Street, NW
Suite 350 North
Washington, DC 20001


Formerly known as the State Education Office, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education enhances educational services and opportunities to meet the life-long learning needs of all District residents by ensuring equitable distribution and availability of administrative, financial, and nutrition resources.

Department of Employment Services
609 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Trains and recruits potential employees, provides unemployment and workers’ injury compensation, and promotes safe working conditions.

Department of Health
825 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Designs public health systems, diagnoses and investigates health threats, develops policy and provides education and disease prevention. The Vital Records Division of the State Center for Health Statistics can help you obtain or amend birth and death records.

Department of Housing and Community Development
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020


Acquires and coordinates public and private funding to improve housing, community, and economic development in the District.

DC Housing Authority
1133 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20001


Manages and provides subsidized public housing for low-income, elderly, and disabled District residents.

Department of Parks and Recreation
3149 - 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010


Provides and coordinates recreational and educational centers including playgrounds, senior centers, day care facilities, pools, parks, and after school programs.

Department of Public Works
2000 - 14th Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20009


Manages and maintains public areas and transportation facilities, collects and disposes waste, regulates parking, and retrieves and sells abandoned vehicles.

Summer Youth Program
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 303
Washington, DC 20004


Currently known as DC Summer Fun, DC's Summer Youth Program provides a variety of programs such as reading clubs, camps, sports, and summer jobs for young people in the District. There are also free meals, health and mental health services available.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Hears civil, criminal, administrative, family, landlord and tenant, and other cases involving DC law; issues marriage licenses and accepts filings for divorce; and, the DC Superior Court Jurors' Office summons District of Columbia residents for jury service.

Office of Tax and Revenue
941 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Administers and enforces the District’s tax laws, collects revenues for the city, and records deeds and other written instruments affecting a right, title or interest in real or personal property.

Office of Zoning
441 - 4th Street, NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20001


Maintains and regulates applications for zoning; schedules public hearings; coordinates zoning application reviews; and provides information to the public, developers, and contractors.

SW/SE Government Facilities
DC Department of Motor Vehicles
Southwest Service Center
95 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Tues-Sat: 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Services provided include permit and tag renewals, parking permits, driving records, vehicle titles among other vehicle related services as well as voter registration.
Vehicle Inspection Station
1001 Half Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Tues-Sat: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department    

Engine Company 7
2nd Battalion
1101 Half Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Engine Company 13
6th Battalion - Medic Unit 13 - Truck 10 - Foam Unit 1 & 2
Twin Agent Unit 1 - Ambulance 13
450 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Fire Boat 1, 2, 3
6th Battalion
550 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

DC Metropolitan Police Department    

First District Station
101 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

First District Sub-Station
500 E  Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Harbor Patrol - Metropolitan Police
550 Water  Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-727-4582

The DC Harbor Patrol is a critical, but largely unknown, part of the Metropolitan Police Department. The Harbor Patrol polices all of the rivers, inlets, and waterways and oversees boating laws.

US Post Offices    
USPS Southwest Station
45 L Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Business Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-12:00pm
Sun: closed

Last Daily Collection
Mon-Fri: 5:00pm
Sat: 4:00pm
Sun: closed

USPS L'Enfant Plaza Station
437 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024

Business Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat-Sun: closed

Last Daily Collection
Mon-Fri: 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: closed
USPS Navy Yard Station
1222 - 9th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20024

Business Hours
Mon: 9:00am-4:30pm
Tues: closed
Wed-Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: closed

Last Daily Collection
Mon-Fri: 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: closed

Public Utilities
Electric Services Gas Services Telephone Services Water and Sewer Services

Customer Care:

Washington Gas
Customer Care: 703-750-1000


DC Water and Sewer Authority
5000 Overlook Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20032

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