FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I get on the agenda for the an ANC meeting?


Residents may be heard at an ANC meeting in one of two ways. First, you may always speak about an issue of importance to you during the Community Concerns portion of the agenda. Second, for issues that require advance review by the ANC or involve official D.C. agencies (such as the Board of Zoning Adjustments or the Department of Transportation), get in touch with the commissioner for your SMD as far in advance of the meeting as possible..




How can I resolve an issue with university students?


D.C. is the proud home to many prestigious institutions of higher learning. While most university students are well behaved and an asset to the community, we know that from time to time some may exhibit poor judgment and their behavior may be cause for concern. For information on how to address these concerns, please click here.




I have a question not addressed here.


For questions not answered here, please contact your Single-Member District Commissioner or the ANC 3D Administrator at 3D@anc.dc.gov.




What if I have submitted a Public Space Application to the City?


ANCs are routinely asked by the City's Public Space Committee to submit comments on any Public Space Application. The Committee is statutorily required to give the recommendations/comments of an ANC "great weight" in making its decision. To facilitate the ANC's review and to enhance the likelihood of a favorable recommendation from the ANC, you should contact your Commissioner as soon as possible. It is helpful if you contact your immediate neighbors to discuss your plans and seek written approval. These documents should then be presented to the ANC. You will also be expected to respond to and remedy any problems that any City agency raises about your application. The ANC normally includes any Public Space Applications on the agenda of one of its regularly scheduled meetings and then sends its comments or recommendations to the D.C. Public Space Committee. Depending on the complexity and/or perceived controversy of an application, you may or may not be asked to make a presentation about the project to the ANC at its meeting.




What if I am seeking a Special Exception or a Variance from the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA)?


Affected ANCs are automatically given Party status before the BZA as well as before the Zoning Commission. These Zoning institutions are statutorily required to give the recommendations/comments of an ANC "great weight" in making their decisions. To facilitate the ANC's review and to enhance the likelihood of a favorable recommendation from the ANC, you should contact your Commissioner as soon as possible. It is helpful if you contact your immediate neighbors to discuss your plans and seek written approval. These documents should be presented to the ANC. The ANC normally addresses BZA and Zoning Commission matters in one of its regularly scheduled meetings and submits its comments and recommendations to the Office of Zoning. Depending on the complexity and/or perceived controversy of the application, you may or may not be asked to make a presentation about the matter to the ANC at its meeting.




What permitting, licensing, and enforcement services does the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs offer and how do I contact the right person?


Read this document




What should I do if I am worried about possible lead (Pb) in my drinking water?


Read this document provided by DC Water





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