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City Charter

Click on the links below to find out more about the city’s charter. This charter grants certain rights, powers, privileges, or functions to the City of District Heights and its citizens.

Corporate Powers

Article I

Corporate Limits

Article 2

The Commission

Article 3

General and Specific Powers

Article 4

Registration, Nominations and Elections

Article 5


Article 6


Article 7

Public Ways and Sidewalks

Article 8

Special Assessments

Article 9

City Property

Article 10

General Provisions

Article 11



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Please complete entirely and return the application by mail on or before due date if you choose not to vote in person. The City of District Heights, MD will have in person election on July 13, 2020 10a to 8p.

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Upcoming Events

The number for the County’s coronavirus Hotline is 301-883-6627.   

ALL CITY FACILITIES CLOSED to public until further notice. 

BULK TRASH suspended until further notice.  SEPARATED YARD WASTE RESUMES May 4, 2020 and every Monday after. Place in paper bags.


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  • NLC Service Line Warranty Program

    The City of District Heights is notifying residents of a program provided through the National Leauge of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA). This program offers a warranty to homeowners that covers repairs or replacements of the outside water line that runs from the point of utility responsibility to the home. Property owners are accountable for these repairs, not the utility. For more information on this program or to enroll, please visit SLWA's site at
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