eFoia Audit of Washington, D.C.

Web FOIA Compliance: Regulatory and enforcement correspondence

Government agencies in Washington, D.C., broadly ignore a 2001 law, which requires them to post 10 categories of public records on their websites, according to a public records audit conducted by the D.C. Open Government Coalition in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

Click on an agency's name to see more about what information is available on its website.

Regulatory and enforcement correspondence
Agency What's on the Website Link
Child & Family Services Agency Nothing found.
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure Annual Reports from 2005 are posted. click here
Commission on the Arts & Humanities Annual Reports from 2005 are posted. click here
DC Water and Sewer Authority Nothing found.
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs The agency linked a regulatory report about Open Government and its operation. click here
DC Public Library Annual regulatory reports available. click here
Department of Health There is a list of DOH regulations. click here
Department of Human Resources Nothing found.
Department of Behavioral Health Nothing found.
District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles Nothing found.
Department of Parks & Recreation Nothing found.
Department of Corrections Nothing found.
Department of Housing & Community Development Nothing found.
Washington Convention Center Authority There are links to resolutions of the board of directors. Keywords: About Us, The Authority, and then Board Resolutions. click here
Department of Small and Local Business Development Nothing found.
Department on Disability Services Nothing found.
Department of General Services There is a downloadable file of debriefing procedures. click here
Department of Energy & Environment Nothing found.
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services Nothing found.
District Department of Transportation Nothing found.
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency The Services section links to information on obtaining block party permits and on special event planning. click here
Office of Administrative Hearings Nothing found.
Office of Contracting & Procurement Link under Law and Regulations tab. click here
Office of Employee Appeals Nothing found.
Office of Human Rights Nothing found.
Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Not applicable.
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Information on the policies of the agency's Revenue Bond Program is provided under Opportunities and Programs. click here
Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment Nothing found.
Office of Risk Management Nothing found.
Office of the Attorney General Under Protecting Consumers, there's a link to filing a consumer complaint. click here
Office of the Chief Financial Officer Audit reports found under Reports tab. click here
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Under Services link to filing Application for Cremation, Anatomical Donation or Burial at Sea Approval. click here
Office of the Chief Technology Officer Information on obtaining and replacing DC One Cards under DC One Card. click here
Office of the City Administrator Not applicable
Office of Planning Under Services there's information on how to apply for historic home designation and how to apply for historic homeowner's grants. click here
Office of the State Superintendent of Education Under Services, there's information on different programs available for students. click here
Office of Zoning Under Services, there's information like handbooks and zoning maps. click here
Sentencing Commission There is a home page link to the Sentencing Commission's 2008 report, and legislative recommendations for earlier years are included in the Annual Reports posted in the Publications section. click here
Office on Aging Under Services, there's information on services available to seniors. click here
Public Service Commission Nothing found.
Department of Public Works There are regulations for three different areas listed on the site. click here
D.C. Public Schools Nothing found.
Department of Human Services Nothing found.
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration All final opinions (Court of Appeals Decisions, Board Dispositions, and Board Orders) can be found on the bulleted list from the ABRA FOIA homepage. click here
Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking Nothing found.
Office of Police Complaints Nothing found.
Office of the Inspector General Under Services, there's information on how to report Report Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: click here
Metropolitan Police Department The Services section links to information on firearms registration. click here
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor The Reports section includes audits, Attorney General opinions, and financial reports related to the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. click here
Board of Elections and Ethics Nothing found.
Department of Employment Services Nothing found.
Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department Nothing found.


Primary research for this audit was conducted by Howard University journalism students LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Noel while interning at the Workshop. The project was edited by Pete Weitzel, who is a board member at the DCOGC and a former managing editor of the Miami Herald. FOIA contact information is from DCOGC.