Community Development Resources

Resources For Your Neighborhood

  • Organize a neighborhood clean-up through the Department of Public Works.
  • The City Service Request Center (311) is a great resource and easy way to request trash pickup, litter and graffiti removal, road and sidewalk repair, tree planting or pruning, alley cleaning, bulk trash pickup, parking meter issues, abandoned vehicle/bicycles, etc. See a full list of services at

Resources For Your Block

  • Speed Humps: Request a traffic calming study in order to petition to get speed humps and other traffic calming infrastructure installed on your block.
  • Block Party Permit: More information here about the process for closing off a street for a block party.​

Resources For Your Home

  • Permits for Home Improvement and other information at the DCRA Homeowner's Center: learn when you need a permit from this helpful Permit Fact Sheet and then apply to get your permit via the Online Permits for Home Improvement Projects.
  • Free Smoke Alarm: installed by the fire department! This service is currently suspended due to the pandemic, but will return soon.
  • Free Home Fire Safety Inspection: make sure your home is free of fire hazards.

Resources For Greening & Gardening

  • Casey Trees Tree Rebate: get at $50–$100 rebate for planting a shade tree in your yard.
  • RiverSmart Homes: incentives for homeowners interested in reducing stormwater runoff from their properties.

Key Community Development Resources