Code of the District of Columbia

§ 41–114. Gift certificates and credit memos.

(a) Gift certificates and credit memos held or owing in the ordinary course of the holder’s business that have remained unclaimed by the owner for more than 5 years after becoming payable or distributable are presumed abandoned.

(b) If a gift certificate or credit memo is redeemable for cash or merchandise, its value for purposes of this chapter shall be the amount paid by the purchaser.


(Mar. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-160, § 114, 27 DCR 5150; Sept. 29, 1992, D.C. Law 9-161, § 2(k), 39 DCR 5696.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 42-214.

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 14 of the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (1981 Act).