Pull up to a broken parking meter? How about a cracked sidewalk or a fallen tree?
Now, it's easier than ever to report these problems to city officials.
DCist.com reports Washington's new 311 smart phone app allows users to "report any of 80 types of problems (from dead animals to dirty alleys), upload pictures, and track the status of their request. You can even use a mapping function to see where requests have been made, relative to where you live or from where you're reporting a problem."
The app is free on iTunes.
More information about 311 is available on the city's website. Of course, you can still call 311 to report these problems from any cell phone or land line.