Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–2201. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Animal Care and Control Agency” means the agency established by § 8-1802.

(2) “Department” means the Department of Energy and Environment.

(3) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Energy and Environment.

(4) “Licensed wildlife rehabilitator” means a wildlife rehabilitator licensed in any state or the District.

(5) “Wildlife” shall include any free-roaming wild animal, but shall not include:

(A) Domestic animals;

(B) Commensal rodents;

(C) Invertebrates; and

(D) Fish.

(6) “Wildlife control” means to harass, repel, evict, exclude, possess, transport, liberate, reunite, rehome, take, euthanize, or kill wildlife.

(7) “Wildlife control operator” means a person who is licensed to perform wildlife control services under § 8-2204, but shall not include the Animal Care and Control Agency or a property manager as defined by § 47-2853.141.

(8) “Wildlife control services provider” means the operator of a business which involves the charging of a fee for services in wildlife control.


(Mar. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-289, § 2, 57 DCR 11499; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 7008, 61 DCR 9990; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 6002(a), 63 DCR 10775.)

Editor's Notes

Former § 8-2201 has been recodified as § 8-2031.