Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–301.21. Security requirements for retail service stations.

(a) The operator of a retail service station shall install video surveillance equipment to monitor all pumps at the retail service station within 6 months after October 22, 2009. The Metropolitan Police Department shall review the surveillance video in the event of a crime committed at the station.

(b)(1) The operator of a retail service station shall display a warning sign at each pump and at the attendant’s duty station that warns:

(A) Always remove the keys from a vehicle;

(B) Lock all doors when exiting a vehicle; and

(C) Premises under surveillance.

(2) The measurements for each sign shall exceed 8 inches by 8 inches.

(3) The text for each sign shall be in boldface and shall exceed a 36-point font.

(4) The text and background for each sign shall be in contrasting colors.


(Apr. 19, 1977 D.C. Law 1-123, § 3-121; as added Oct. 22, 2009, D.C. Law 18-65, § 2, 56 DCR 6606; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 27, 59 DCR 6190.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., §  36-302.21.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 36-302.21.

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 redesignated subchapter II-A of this chapter as subchapter I-A; and renumbered former § 36-302.21 as § 36-301.21.