Google™ Translate performs the default written translation of pages on the District government web portal, DC.Gov. Google™ Translate is a free, online machine language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. We provide Google™ Translate as a convenience for users of this site.
However, machine translations such as Google™ Translate are only an approximation of the website's original content. The translation should not be considered exact and in some cases may include imprecise or incorrect language. The District government does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information translated by this system. In addition, some applications, files or items, including graphs, photos or portable document formats (PDFs), cannot be translated.
Please be aware that when you request a translation, you will be leaving the DC.Gov web portal.
The District government does not endorse the use of Google™ Translate; other translation services may be used to translate the information on our site. Any user that relies on information obtained from the translation system does so at his or her own risk. If you can recommend a better translation, hover your mouse over the text and submit through the “Contribute a better translation” link.
When a translation is complete, you assume the risk of any inaccuracies, errors or other problems encountered. The District government is not responsible for any damage or problems that may result from using Google™ Translate or any translation contributed by any user.
As part of the District government’s responsibilities under the DC Language Access Act of 2004, District agencies will continue to upload vital documents and post information onto their sites translated into the languages of the constituency population they largely serve.
Site visitors can also call District agencies via phone for additional information in their language. District agencies will use bilingual staff or a telephonic interpreter to provide additional assistance.