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Motor Vehicles

Speed Enforcement

Automated speed enforcement systems are deployed at select school zones throughout the City of District Heights and complement the existing speed enforcement efforts of the District Heights Police Department.  School zones must be within the municipality limits of the City of District Heights with speed limits of less than 45 mph.

Automated speed enforcement systems are comprised of a speed measurement device, camera, and a computer.  Speed measuring devices identify motorists traveling 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit.  Speed cameras capture vehicle and license plate images of violations and computers record all of the relevant data associated with the violation.

When a speed violation occurs, the automated speed enforcement equipment records the date, the time and the speed of the vehicle.

A citation that includes images of the violating vehicle is then mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Once the violator receives the citation, payment, request for appeal, or written correspondence can be mailed to:

City of District Heights Safe Speed Program
2000 Marbury Drive
District Heights, MD 20747

Speed Cameras in District Heights

In school zones Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (regardless of when school is in session)

Locations to date:

Silver Hill Road and Scott Key Drive (District Heights Elementary School)

County Road and District Heights Parkway (District Heights Elementary School)**

6600; 6700 block of District Heights Parkway (District Hts. Elementary School)**

2100; 2200; 2300 block of Marbury Drive (North Forestville Elementary School)**

6400 block of Marlboro Pike (Mount Calvary Elementary School)**

6600; 6700 block of Kipling Parkway (Bishop McNamara High School)**

  1. Cameras triggered for vehicles exceeding speed limit by 12 or more mph
  2. Civil citations, carrying a fine of $40
  3. Citations will be mailed to vehicle owner

During the first 2 weeks of operation at these new locations, warnings will be issued to violators.  After September 14, 2016, violators will be issued citations.  ** New Locations

Towing Process

The City of District Heights has a contract with Collision Towing to remove:

  • Recovered Stolen Vehicles
  • Traffic Impoundments
  • Evidence Impoundments
  • Safekeeping

Anyone who has had their vehicle impounded for any reason must first report to the City of District Heights Municipal Center located at 2000 Marbury Drive, District Heights, MD, to retrieve their vehicle.  They must have a Vehicle Release, signed by a District Heights representative, in order to retrieve their vehicle from Collision Towing.  Collision Towing is located at 7229 Landover Road, Landover, MD.

Owners of impounded vehicles may report to the District Heights Municipal Center, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am -5:00 pm, to get a Vehicle Release.  The fee associated with the Vehicle Release is $75.00.

Owners of impounded vehicles must bring to the Municipal Center their picture identification and the vehicle registration/title, identifying them as the owner of record.

Motor Vehicle Accident Report

District Heights residents in need of accident reports may respond to the District Heights Municipal Center. The City maintains copies of accident reports taken in the City. A fee of $10.00 will be required. Payment may be made by business check, money order, or cash.

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