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DC Department of General Services (DGS)


The mission of the Department of General Services is to build, maintain, and sustain the District of Columbia’s real estate portfolio, which includes more than 35 million square feet of District-owned and leased property and roughly $19.8 billion in assessed District owned property in Washington, DC. This work allows the agency to foster economic viability, environmental stewardship, and equity across all eight (8) wards.


In performing this work, we value our people, District properties, and our performance. With integrity, we work each day to bring excellent services to our customers.

DGS Divisions

DGS is a District of Columbia government agency comprised of more than 700 skilled employees working dynamically through six divisions to create new and manage almost 1000+ District-owned and leased property assets across Washington, DC. Our staff hold expertise in the areas of architecture, design, and construction, building management and maintenance, real estate management, and security and sustainability work through the following divisions:

DGS Services

Whether it’s managing capital improvements and construction, covering utility and energy services such as electricity, steam, and water, providing specialized maintenance at schools or providing security at key District facilities, DGS provides a multitude of targeted services across the city for its partner-agencies and members of the public. These services enhance and support healthy work, school, and recreational spaces, which include:

  • Engineering
  • Custodial Services
  • Security
  • Energy Conservation Experts
  • Utility Management Services
  • Inspection
  • Planning
  • Construction
  • Sustainability Assessment

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