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Agency Moves

Each year the Department of General Services (DGS) assists multiple District agencies move into new office space. As employees are moving into more efficient office environments, DGS provides assistance and guidance throughout the move process. 

Emergency Needs

The Emergency and Safety Alliance (ESA) was formed as an interagency team to plan, implement, manage and sustain emergency response planning at the individual building level in the District of Columbia.

Employee ID

The public can visit most District government offices by showing a valid form of identification. Visitors must also pass through a standard security checkpoint when first entering a District building.

FOIA Requests

The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within DGS for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.


The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Permit Office manages and issues permits for all DPR recreation centers, facilities, fields, parks and community gardens. The Permit Office is found on the first floor of the DPR Central Office located at 1250 U Street, NW.

Property Search

The Department of General Services (DGS) is responsible for planning and managing the District’s real estate to achieve its highest and best use.

Protective Services

The Protective Services Police Department is responsible for managing and providing security and law enforcement at District owned and leased properties. Contact the Protective Services Police Department.


SmartDGS (Systematic Maintenance and Repair Tool) is a innovative new work order management system that is custom-built to give easy access and manageability to any DC employee/tenant to report any facility related issue at a municipal facility, school, recreation center or park.

Standard Forms

When doing business with the Department of General Services (DGS), please carefully review the standard forms provided below.

Workforce Incentive Program

The Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) has been created to increase participation of District residents on capital projects. It is designed to increase District resident participation in pilot projects from the existing 22 percent of workers to 35 percent or more of hours worked.