They are a way of life on the roads, especially as temperatures fluctuate, water causes damage or some asphalt simply ages. Please report potholes you encounter! Your car and fellow drivers will thank you.
Report Most Potholes to VDOT
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintains most primary and secondary roads in the county and fixes potholes. You can look up who maintains every road in the county.
VDOT’s online reporting tool makes it easier to pinpoint exactly where you see a pothole. You can also report potholes directly from your mobile device and include images (**but NOT while driving!).
You also can call VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) to report potholes or to ask who maintains a road.
Potholes on Roads VDOT Does Not Maintain
VDOT does not maintain all major roads in the area, however. If you see potholes on these roads:
- Dulles Toll Road, contact the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority.
- GW Parkway, contact the National Park Service.
- Many private roads are maintained by businesses, apartment/condo complexes, homeowner/civic associations or residents. If you know there’s a pothole on a road that’s privately maintained, contact your HOA or the business that’s responsible.