Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–610.59. District of Columbia residency.

(a)(1) An appointee to the Executive Service shall become a resident of the District of Columbia within 180 days after the effective date of the person's appointment and shall remain a resident of the District of Columbia during the period of the appointment.

(2) An appointee's failure to become a District of Columbia resident or to maintain residency shall result in the forfeiture of the position to which the person has been appointed.

(3) Residency shall be verified and enforced pursuant to § 1-515.04.

(4) Beginning on May 23, 2019, waivers for residency requirements applicable to employees in the Executive Service shall be governed by § 1-515.05; provided, that a waiver of the residency requirement described in subsection (a) of this section issued before May 23, 2019, shall remain effective for the duration of the individual's appointment to the position for which the individual received the waiver.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 1059; as added June 10, 1998, D.C. Law 12-124, § 101(m), 45 DCR 2464; Apr. 13, 1999, D.C. Law 12-220, § 2, 46 DCR 481; April 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-84, § 2, 47 DCR 0455; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-185, § 2(c), 49 DCR 6073; Oct. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-213, § 3(d), 49 DCR 8140; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 19(b), 51 DCR 881; Feb. 6, 2008, D.C. Law 17-108, § 203(f), 54 DCR 10993; May 23, 2019, D.C. Law 22-315, § 3(i), 66 DCR 1983.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-611.59.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-523.01, § 1-603.01, and § 1-609.06.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-84 added subsec. (c).

D.C. Law 14-185, in the section heading, substituted “District of Columbia domicile” for “District residency”; and rewrote subsec. (a).

D.C. Law 14-213 repealed subsec. (c) which had read as follows: “(c) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section may be waived for Elliott B. Branch, confirmed as Chief Procurement Officer for a 5-year term beginning November 2, 1999.”

D.C. Law 15-105 validated a previously made technical correction.

D.C. Law 17-108 repealed subsec. (b), which had read as follows: “(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section may be waived for an individual appointed as Chief Technology Officer.”

Editor's Notes

Applicability of § 101(m) of D.C. Law 12-124: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-610.51.