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Navigating traffic in the District can be tricky, and finding a parking space can seem like a competitive challenge! DDOT tries to mitigate the hassle of parking by providing a number of services, such as parking permits and the new pay-by-phone parking meter option. For complete information regarding parking in the District, visit DDOT’s website under Parking Services.

Pay By Phone

In July, 2011, DDOT launched a citywide program with Parkmobile which allows you to use your cell phone to pay for parking at all 17,000 on-street metered spaces throughout the District. Users can sign up online at A mobile app is also available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Report a Broken Parking Meter

If you come across a broken parking meter, please let DDOT know about it by calling the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311. Find out more about how to report a broken parking meter.

Disability Parking

The District has several programs intended to make parking more accessible to people with disabilities. These include reserved on-street parking, ADA accessible meters and spaces, and disability parking permits and tags. Click here for more information and to download application forms.

Parking Garages

Parking garages in the District are privately owned and, therefore, not managed by DDOT. Most offer both daily and monthly parking. For information about locations and fees, visit

Parking Permits

There are a number of programs that DDOT offers to make parking in the District more convenient for residents and their visitors.

Parking Panda

Help cut down on air pollution and quit circling the block! Have a parking space waiting for you and your friends when you arrive to your favorite restaurant, bar, music venue, or stadium by booking with Parking Panda. Select the space that works for you and view more details and photos. Pay for your space on the website or directly from your mobile phone.

Download the Parking Panda iPhone app

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Search SpotHero's DC parking map to compare discounted parking rates and reserve guaranteed parking all over the city. Use the Hero to get your spot ahead of time on their website or iPhone/Android mobile app.

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What do dinner in China Town, catching a Caps game and heading to work all have in common? That's right, parking! Find and book the best available parking at a discounted rate. No more endless searching for the right spot. With ParkWhiz, you'll book the most convenient space closest to your destination. Guaranteed.

Download the ParkWhiz app for mobile exclusive rates on thousands of spots right in hand. 

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