Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter I-A. Security at Retail Service Stations.


§ 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.


§ 36–301.22. Retail service station security public service announcement.

Within 90 days after October 22, 2009, the Metropolitan Police Department shall produce a public service announcement video which will be available for broadcast on the cable television channels allocated to the District government and made accessible at the Metropolitan Police Department website warning consumers of the potential dangers at retail service stations.


(Apr. 19, 1977 D.C. Law 1-123, § 3-122; 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., §  36-302.22.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 36-302.22.

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 § 36-302.22 as § 36-301.22.