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District of Columbia Government

  • On Friday, January 20, the District of Columbia Government will be closed in observance of Inauguration Day. DC Department of Public Works shares how city services will be impacted during Inauguration Week. For questions, please call 311 or visit

DC Public Libraries

  • The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) branches, like all other government agencies, will be closed on January 20 in observance of Inauguration Day. DCPL will operate on normal schedules January 19 and 21. 

School Closures

On Thursday, January 19, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed for staff professional development. On Friday, January 20, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and Public Charter Schools will be closed in observance of Inauguration Day. Schools will resume classes on Monday, January 23. To check the operating status of your child’s public charter school, please visit:

Department of Parks and Recreations

  • Dunbar Aquatic Center (101 N Street, NW) will be closed Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22, 2017 due to activities associated with the Inauguration. Operations will resume Monday, January 23, 2017.
  • All Department of Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Homeless Services

  • If you are staying inside the Red or Green zone perimeters, displacement is likely. Please reach out to your Case Manager or to the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 to request assistance with transportation and temporary storage of your belongings. Please make these arrangements as soon as possible.
  • To request transportation to a shelter or day program, contact the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311. The United Planning Organization (UPO) Hotline vans will operate on Friday, January 20, 2017, but traffic and street closures may make it difficult for vans to reach your destination.
  • Read the quick guide to homeless services. [PDF]

Trash/Recycling Collections

  • Trash and recycling collections normally made on Thursdays will be made on Friday, January 20.  Collections normally made on Fridays will be made Saturday, January 21.

Holiday Trees

  • Holiday trees will NOT be collected Friday, January 20. Tree collections resume on Monday, January 23. Holiday trees will be collected through January 27 from the curb in front of residents’ homes. Residents disposing of holiday trees and other greenery should remove ornaments and tinsel. After January 27, trees and greenery will be collected with trash as space permits in the truck.

Parking Enforcement: 

  • DPW will ticket and tow for all safety violations (e.g., obstruction of bus stops, driveways, hydrants, crosswalks, and emergency no parking zones).
  • Throughout the District, vehicles will be towed that violate “Emergency No Parking” and Inauguration-related “Reserved Parking” signs. All areas designated as Inauguration events will be posted with either or both Emergency No Parking and Reserved Parking signs, and vehicles parked in violation of these signs will be ticketed and towed immediately.
  • “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 parking enforcement are concurrent with the Streetcar schedule, which can be found at
  • Enforcement of expired meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions will be suspended Friday, January 20.
  • Enforcement of all parking restrictions resumes Saturday, January 21.
  • Any vehicles towed in violation of inauguration parking restrictions or street closures will be towed to either Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (215 G Street, NE) or McKinley Technology High School (151 T Street, NE). For more information, dial 311.

Ft. Totten Transfer Station

  • The Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed Friday, January 20. 
  • Residents may bring bulk trash and recyclables, along with hazardous waste and e-cyclables, on Saturday, January 21, between 8 am and 3 pm.
  • The next Saturday household hazardous waste/e-cycling/document shredding drop-off day is February 4 from 8 am to 3 pm (these services are available the first Saturday of the month, except holidays).  DPW is accepting only household hazardous waste and e-cyclables the Thursday before the first Saturday of the month (February 2, from 1 pm to 5 pm).  DPW will not accept personal documents for shredding on Thursdays as there is no way to secure these items until the contractor arrives on Saturday, February 4.