Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 27. Permits and Fees.


Subchapter I. Public Auction Permits.

§ 47–2701. Permit required.

(a) Excepting sales made under authority of law, it shall be unlawful in the District of Columbia for any person, firm, or corporation, either for himself or itself, or for another, or for any firm, or corporation to sell or offer at public auction any stock or stocks of merchandise, in whole or in part, without first obtaining from the Mayor of the District of Columbia a written or printed permit so to do; and the Mayor shall not issue a permit for any such sale or sales until he is satisfied that neither fraud nor deception of any kind is contemplated or will be practiced, and that neither the sale, the reasons therefor nor the goods to be sold have not already been or will not thereafter be fraudulently or falsely advertised or in any wise whatsoever misrepresented.

(b) Any license issued pursuant to this subchapter shall be issued as an Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a basic business license under the basic business license system as set forth in subchapter I-A of Chapter 28 of this title.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 846, ch. 473, § 1; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2003(pp)(5), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 3(hh)(3), 50 DCR 6913.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2701.

1973 Ed., § 47-2201.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-38, in subsec. (b), substituted “an Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a basic business license under the basic” for “a Class A Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a master business license under the master”.

Cross References

License law, auctioneer licenses, see § 47-2808.

License law, Council may regulate, modify or eliminate license requirements, see § 47-2842.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(hh)(3) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896).


§ 47–2702. Application; fee; required information.

Every such permit shall be issued for a definite period of time not exceeding 12 months from its date of issue, and the date and hour of its expiration shall be stated in the permit, and before such permit shall be issued the applicant therefor shall pay to the District of Columbia, through its Collector of Taxes, such fee as the Mayor may deem sufficient to reimburse the District of Columbia for the work and expense of issuing the permit and gathering information concerning the applicant and his goods as the Mayor may deem prudent and best for the protection of the public, but which fee shall not exceed the sum of $150. The application for the said permit shall be by verified petition, stating the name of the applicant, residence, street, and number of the proposed place of selling, and shall set forth in detail the goods to be sold and what statements or representations are to be made or advertised as to the same, and the length of time for which the permit is desired; and, if previously engaged in a like or similar business, to designate all the places where the same was conducted, and shall furnish to the Mayor such further evidence as shall be deemed necessary to establish the truth of the statements made in the said petition.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 846, ch. 473, § 2; Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title I, § 106, 23 DCR 2461; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2702.

1973 Ed., § 47-2202.

Editor's Notes

Office of Collector of Taxes abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-401.


§ 47–2703. Personal effects, furniture, personal livestock may be sold without permit.

No permit as herein provided for shall be required for the sale of any wagon, carriage, automobile, mechanics’ tools, used farming implements, livestock, including game, poultry (dressed or undressed), vegetables, fruits, melons, berries, flowers, or for the sale of used household furniture and effects when being sold at the residence of the housekeeper selling them.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 847, ch. 473, § 3; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2703.

1973 Ed., § 47-2203.


§ 47–2704. Suspension of license for violations.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is hereby vested with authority to temporarily suspend the operation of the license herein provided for whenever he may believe that this subchapter, or any part thereof, or regulations made in pursuance thereof, are about to be or are being violated, and he shall thereupon forthwith institute the appropriate proceeding in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in accordance with this subchapter, and in the event that the said violation results in a conviction, then and in that event the license shall be and become null and void, but in the event that the said proceeding shall terminate in favor of the defendant, then and in that event the suspension of said license shall be at an end, and the license shall thereupon be restored and be in full force and effect.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 847, ch. 473, § 4; Apr. 1, 1942, 56 Stat. 190, ch. 207, § 1; July 8, 1963, 77 Stat. 77, Pub. L. 88-60, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 155(a); enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2704.

1973 Ed., § 47-2204.

Cross References

Administrative procedure, generally, see § 2-501 et seq.


§ 47–2705. Hours restricted for auctions of jewelry or valuables.

No person as herein provided for shall sell at public auction, from the first day of April until the 30th day of September, both inclusive, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., nor from the first day of October until the 30th day of March, both inclusive, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. any jewelry, diamond, or other precious stone, watch, gold and silver ware, gold and silver plated ware, statuary, porcelains, bric-a-brac, or articles of virtu.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 847, ch. 473, § 5; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2705.

1973 Ed., § 47-2205.


§ 47–2706. Misrepresenting merchandise.

Any person selling or offering for sale any property under the provisions of this subchapter shall, in describing the same, be truthful with respect to the character, quality, kind, and description of the same and which, for the purpose hereof, shall be considered as warranties, and any breach of the same shall be punishable by prosecution in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, as hereinbefore set forth.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 847, ch. 473, § 6; Apr. 1, 1942, 56 Stat. 190, ch. 207, § 1; July 8, 1963, 77 Stat. 77, Pub. L. 88-60, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 155(a); enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2706.

1973 Ed., § 47-2206.


§ 47–2707. Prosecutions.

All prosecutions under this subchapter shall be in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia upon information by the Attorney General for the District of Columbia or 1 of his assistants. Any person violating any of the provisions of this subchapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $10 and not more than the amount set forth in [§ 22-3571.01] or imprisonment of not more than 60 days or both, in the discretion of the court. Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this subchapter, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this subchapter, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this subchapter shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 847, ch. 473, § 7; Apr. 1, 1942, 56 Stat. 190, ch. 207, § 1; July 8, 1963, 77 Stat. 77, Pub. L. 88-60, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 155(a); Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 465, 32 DCR 4450; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 73(k), 52 DCR 2638; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 286(p), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2707.

1973 Ed., § 47-2207.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-354 substituted “Attorney General for the District of Columbia” for “Corporation Counsel”.

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “and not more than the amount set forth in [§ 22-3571.01]” for “nor more than $200”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 286(p) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 47–2708. Construction.

Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to excuse or release any person, firm or corporation, or property from the payment of any occupational or property tax, or any other tax imposed or levied by law. Neither shall anything herein be construed to obviate the application of any fraudulent or false advertisement statute of the District of Columbia to any person who may violate the same; nor shall anything herein be construed to prevent any prosecution for fraud, deceit, or larceny by trick; nor to in any way estop or hinder any remedy at law or in equity, or the right to cancel or estop any unconscionable bargain or fraudulent transaction.


(Sept. 8, 1916, 39 Stat. 847, ch. 473, § 8; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2708.

1973 Ed., § 47-2208.


Subchapter II. Miscellaneous Provisions.

§ 47–2711. Riparian permits.

(a) The schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the issuance of riparian permits is hereby established and set out as follows:

Riparian Permits Schedule

Fees required by the Rules and Regulations for the Government of Riparian Rights and Water Privileges in the District of Columbia.

Fees for permits to fill or dredge, construct, reconstruct or repair any structure shall be as follows:

Fee
Work costing up to $500 $ 9.00
Work costing from $501 to $1,000 14.00
Each additional $1,000 of increased cost 14.00

(b) A refund of permit fee shall be made as follows:

(1) When no work has been done under authority of permit the fee in excess of the cost of inspection to verify no work having been done, based on $10 per inspector hour, the cost of any engineering examination time previously devoted to approval of plans, based on $15 per hour, plus $14 administrative costs of “issuance and refund”, shall be refunded [$]14.00[.]

(2) When work authorized by permit has been only partially done and when the District is satisfied that no more work will be done under the permit, the fee in excess of the cost of any engineering plans examination based on $15 per hour, inspections costs based on $10 per hour, plus $14 administrative costs of “issuance and refund”, shall be refunded [$]14.00[.]

(3) Provided: That request for refund shall be made within 6 months from date of issuance and the permit and receipt are returned to the Permit Branch.

(c) The penalty for a permit to abate notice of doing work without a permit shall be 50% of the fee.

(d) No permit fee shall be charged when supported by evidence indicating that the applicant is under contract or subcontract to perform the following:

(1) Work done exclusively for the District of Columbia.

(2) Work done under contract for the District.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title II, § 201, 23 DCR 2461; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2711.

1973 Ed., § 47-2211.


§ 47–2712. Electrical fees.

(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall amend from time to time the schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the inspection of electrical equipment and for the issuance of permits to perform electrical services. The Mayor shall amend the schedule by rule to provide for fees in amounts as in his judgment will defray the approximate costs of performing inspections and issuing permits.

(b) Until the schedule of fees is amended by the Mayor in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the inspection of electrical equipment and for the issuance of permits to perform electrical services is as follows:

GROUP 1. WIRING ONLY
Fee
Outlets - each 10 $ 7.00
Outlet means and includes receptacle, switch and fixture outlet
GROUP 2. FIXTURES AND LAMPHOLDERS
Each 10 3.00
GROUP 3. ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE SIGNS
1st 500 va 12.00
Each additional 500 va 7.00
GROUP 4. HEATING EQUIPMENT
Baseboard or spaceheaters
1st 10 KW - per each KW 3.00
Each additional KW 2.00
Unit heaters, furnaces - Motors not included 15.00
Each additional 7.00
Controls only - Each 9.00
For units with motors - Add appropriate motor from Group 6
GROUP 5. COMMERCIAL HEATING AND COOKING
Appliances other than Group 4
1st 1-8 KW 12.00
Each additional 7.00
1st-over 8 KW 15.00
Each additional 7.00
GROUP 6. MOTORS AND GENERATORS
Less than 1/4 H.P. Apply Group 2
1/4 H.P. to 1 H.P. 12.00
Each additional 7.00
Over 1 H.P. to 5 H.P. 19.00
Each additional 7.00
Over 5 H.P. to 10 H.P. 30.00
Each additional 12.00
Over 10 H.P. to 20 H.P. 36.00
Each additional 15.00
Over 20 H.P. to 30 H.P. 47.00
Each additional 22.00
Over 30 H.P. to 50 H.P. 57.00
Each additional 24.00
Over 50 H.P. to 75 H.P. 69.00
Each additional 30.00
Over 75 H.P. 78.00
Each additional 36.00
For installation of more than 1 motor, the initial fee shall be the largest motor fee plus the additional fee for the smaller.
GROUP 7. SERVICE
Piped house connection 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Pole line on private property 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Conductors, including pole 9.00
Each additional 3.00
Service conductors - Each 7.00
GROUP 8. SERVICE AND METER EQUIPMENT
0 to 200 amperes 15.00
Each additional 7.00
201 to 400 amperes 22.00
Each additional 12.00
401 to 800 amperes 42.00
Each additional 22.00
Over 800 amperes 63.00
Each additional 30.00
Relocation, replacement or original installation, including meter connection facilities. For installation of more than 1 service equipment, the initial fee shall be for the largest service equipment plus the additional fee for the smaller.
GROUP 9. TRANSFORMERS
1 to 10 KVA 12.00
Each additional 7.00
11 to 75 KVA 19.00
Each additional 9.00
76 to 200 KVA 24.00
Each additional 12.00
Vault 63.00
Each additional 30.00
GROUP 10. THEATRES OR OTHER PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY: SPOTLIGHTS
Arc 12.00
Each additional 7.00
Incandescent 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Portable or temporary arc 9.00
Each additional 7.00
Portable or temporary incandescent 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Motion picture machine
Permanent 30.00
Each additional 15.00
Portable 19.00
Each additional 9.00
Slide projector 15.00
Each additional 9.00
Amplifier 12.00
Each additional 7.00
Dimmers (over 1 KW) 9.00
Each additional 7.00
Portable switchboard 12.00
Each additional 7.00
Portable T.V. installation
1st portable T.V. receiver 11.00
Each additional receiver 5.00
Portable or temporary incandescent lamps (other than spotlights)
1 to 25 lights 9.00
26 to 50 lights 13.00
51 to 100 lights 19.00
Each additional 100 lights 5.00
GROUP 11. TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS
Decorations, lawn fetes, etc.
1 to 25 lights - 1st 90 days 12.00
Each additional 90 days 7.00
26 to 50 lights - 1st 90 days 19.00
Each additional 90 days 9.00
51 to 100 lights - 1st 90 days 24.00
Each additional 90 days 12.00
Each additional 100 lights - 1st 90 days 7.00
Each additional 90 days 3.00
Use of current on wiring, apparatus and fixtures for use pending completion of
installation - 1st 90 days 24.00
Each additional 90 days 12.00
Circuses and Carnivals
1st 50 KW 63.00
Each additional 100 KW 63.00
Exhibitions, etc.
1st 3,000 sq. ft. 27.00
Each additional 1,000 sq. ft. 15.00
GROUP 12. RADIO AND TELEVISION EQUIPMENT
Transmitting station - 1st 36.00
Each additional 19.00
Receiving station
Antenna and ground connection device for receivers - 1st 7.00
Each additional 10 7.00
Centralized speaker station - 1st 10 7.00
Each additional 10 7.00
Centralized receiver amplifier 12.00
Each additional 12.00
Closed circuit television camera - 1st camera 9.00
Each additional camera 7.00
GROUP 13. MISCELLANEOUS
Arc vapor lamps - 1st 9.00
Each additional 7.00
Battery charges 13.00
Each additional 7.00
Electric ranges (residential) 7.00
Each additional 2.00
Clothes dryer (residential) 7.00
Each additional 2.00
Garbage disposal (residential) 7.00
Each additional 3.00
X-Ray machine 12.00
Each additional 7.00
Dishwasher (residential) 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Hot water heater (residential) 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Fire alarm station and bell Apply Group 1
Electric signs - Incandescent Apply Group 2
Festoon lighting Apply Group 2
Air conditioner - Central system
Not over 5 tons (residential) 1st 30.00
2nd to 25th, each 10.00
Above 25, each 7.00
Rectifier 15.00
Each additional 7.00
Welders 15.00
Each additional 7.00
Minimum fee 7.00
Portable equipment on circuits 20 amperes or less No Fee
Electric furnaces (residential)
1st 15.00
2nd 12.00
Over 25, each 7.00
Electric cranes for construction work 67.00
Replacement of feeder conductors:
Per feeder (old work) 1st 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Panel board replacement
1st panel board (old work) 7.00
Each additional 3.00
Installation of empty conduits:
Per floor 7.00
Duplicates - Preliminary and final certificates of performance or correction of records 7.00
Quarterly permits - The fee for quarterly permits to install circuits, fixtures and receptacles shall be in accordance with the work
done, in no case less than $27 payable at the time the permit is issued 27.00
Defect reinspection fee 13.00
When the applicant receives a written notice of defects found during the original inspection and the applicant or his agent reports the defects have been corrected, and upon inspection of the defect, noted originally, it is revealed that the defects have not been fully corrected, a charge of $13 will be made for each inspection thereafter 13.00

REFUNDSA refund of permit fees shall be made as follows:

(1) When no work has been done under authority of a permit, the fee in excess of the costs of inspection to verify no work having been done, based on $13 per inspector hour, the cost of any engineering examination time previously devoted to approval of plans based on $20 per hour, plus $19 administrative costs of “issuance and refund”, shall be refunded 19.00

(2) When work authorized by permit has been only partially done and when the District is satisfied that no more work will be done under the permit, the fee in excess of the cost of any engineering plans examination based on $20 per hour, cost of inspections made, based on $13 per hour, plus $19 administrative costs of “issuance and refund”, shall be refunded 19.00

(3) Provided, that the request for refund shall be made within six months from the date of issuance and the permit and receipt are returned to the Permit Branch.

PENALTYThe penalty for a permit to abate notice of doing work without a permit shall be 50 percent of the fee.

WAIVER OF PERMIT FEESNo permit fee shall be charged when supported by evidence indicating that the applicant is under contract or subcontract to perform the following:

(1) Work done exclusively for the District of Columbia.

(2) Work done under contract for the District of Columbia.

(3) Work done exclusively for agencies of the United States government.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title III, § 301, 23 DCR 2461; June 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-14, § 202(a), 30 DCR 2632; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2712.

1973 Ed., § 47-2212.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.74.

Cross References

Mayor, Council and other officers, licensing and registration fees, Mayor’s power to fix, see § 1-301.74.

Mayor, Council and other officers, Mayor’s power to increase or decrease fees authorized in § 1-301.74, see § 1-301.75.

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 1102 of D.C. Law 5-14 provided that the Mayor shall issue rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the act.


§ 47–2713. District of Columbia General Hospital rates.

(a) The per diem rates to be charged for inpatient services at the District of Columbia General Hospital shall be as follows:

(1) Medical.............................$215.00.

(2) Surgical................................216.00.

(3) Pediatrics.............................278.00.

(4) Obstetrics.............................370.00.

(5) Crippled children..................232.00.

(6) Gynecology...........................130.00.

(b) The rates to be charged for emergency room services, clinic abortion, and hemodialysis treatment services at the District of Columbia General Hospital shall be as follows:

(1) Emergency room..........................$53.50 per visit.

(2) Clinic abortion..............................360.00 per abortion.

(3) Hemodialysis treatment..............316.00 per treatment.

(c) The rates to be charged for mental health, mental retardation clinic, and home psychiatry services rendered to patients shall be as follows:

(1) For mental health services:

(A) Inpatients....................................$140.00 per day.

(B) Daypatients..................................66.50 per day.

(C) Outpatients..................................43.50 per day.

(2) For mental retardation clinic services:

(A) Daypatients..................................$55.00 per day.

(B) Outpatients...................................35.75 per visit.

(3) For home psychiatry services:.........$19.00 per home visit.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title IV, § 401, 23 DCR 2461; Sept. 28, 1977, D.C. Law 2-24, § 2(a), 24 DCR 3343; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2713.

1973 Ed., § 47-2213.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 47-2716 and § 47-2717.


§ 47–2714. District of Columbia Village rates.

(a) The per diem rate to be charged for skilled care patients at District of Columbia Village shall be $82.50.

(b) The per diem rate to be charged for intermediate care patients at District of Columbia Village shall be $56.00.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title IV, § 402, 23 DCR 2461; Sept. 28, 1977, D.C. Law 2-24, § 2(b), 24 DCR 3343; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2714.

1973 Ed., § 47-2214.


§ 47–2715. Glenn Dale Hospital rates.

The per diem rate to be charged patients for medical care and service at Glenn Dale Hospital shall be $75.50.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title IV, § 403, 23 DCR 2461; Sept. 28, 1977, D.C. Law 2-24, § 2(c), 24 DCR 3343; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2715.

1973 Ed., § 47-2215.


§ 47–2716. Denial of medical or mental health services for inability to pay prohibited.

No person shall be denied the services enumerated in §§ 47-2713 to 47-2716 because of his or her inability to pay for those services.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title IV, § 404, 23 DCR 2461; Sept. 28, 1977, D.C. Law 2-24, § 2(d), 24 DCR 3343; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2716.

1973 Ed., § 47-2215a.


§ 47–2717. Mayor to adjust medical and mental health service rates.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized to adjust, from time to time, the rates to be charged for the medical care and mental health services specified in §§ 47-2713 to 47-2716 except that the Mayor’s authority to adjust the rates to be charged for medical care at the outpatient clinic at District of Columbia General Hospital shall terminate on the date that the D.C. General Hospital Commission holds its first meeting pursuant to the provisions of §§ 44-1911 [repealed] and 44-1916(b) [repealed]. Notice of any change in the rates to be charged for the medical care and mental health services specified in §§ 47-2713 to 47-2716 shall be filed with the Council of the District of Columbia at least 30 days prior to their effective date.


(Sept. 28, 1977, D.C. Law 2-24, § 3, 24 DCR 3343; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2717.

1973 Ed., § 47-2215b.


§ 47–2718. Public space permits.

(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall amend from time to time the schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the issuance of public space permits for underground excavations, constructing manholes, and connecting sewers, conduits and mains. The Mayor shall amend the schedule by rule to provide for fees in amounts as in his judgment will defray the approximate costs of issuing permits and of performing inspections as may be necessary in connection therewith.

(b) Until the schedule of fees is amended by the Mayor in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the schedule of fees to be charged by the District of Columbia for the issuance of public space permits for underground excavations, constructing manholes, and connecting sewers, conduits and mains is as follows:

Fuel oil, etc. Fee
UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
Fuel oil, gasoline and solvent fill pipes $69.00
Fuel oil tanks with curb fills, or residential tanks with curb fills 276.00
Nonresidential tanks with curb fills 291.00
Replacement or repair of fill pipes and repair of tanks 69.00
Replacement of tanks 178.00
MANHOLES
(Except transformer), and valves. For 1 house connection and 1 associated necessary manhole when no other work is included in permit. For constructing a single manhole or gas valve without laying conduit or main. For rebuilding a manhole, including any change in the size, shape, depth, or location of conduit made necessary by the work on the manhole. If a manhole is reduced in size, the conduit may be extended to a new wall, or altered slightly in location or depth to conform to the new manhole location without additional charge 42.00
SEWER CONNECTIONS
All sewer connections except those to trunk sewers, when part of another job 24.00
Sewer connections to trunk sewers, when part of another job 69.00
All sewer connections except those to trunk sewers, when not included with other work 39.00
Sewer connections to trunk sewers, when not included with other work 85.00
SEWER CONNECTIONS
All sewer connections except those to trunk sewers, when part of another job 24.00
Sewer connections to trunk sewers, when part of another job 69.00
All sewer connections except those to trunk sewers, when not included with other work 39.00
Sewer connections to trunk sewers, when not included with other work 85.00
CONDUIT OR MAIN
Conduit and manholes, or main and valves 85.00.


(Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title VI, § 601, 23 DCR 2461; June 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-14, § 202(b), 30 DCR 2632; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2718.

1973 Ed., § 47-2216.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.74, § 47-4607, and § 47-4620.

Effect of Amendments

Section 503 of D.C. Law 13-172 provided: “The amendments made by section 502 of this title to the public rights-of-way rental fees do not preclude the Mayor from further amending these same fees as authorized in section 604 of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Act of 1996 provided that the amended rates, when taken together with the other user fees, charges, and penalties collected pursuant to that section and D.C. Code § 47-2718 do not adversely impact the positive fiscal impact identified in section 506 of this title.”

Cross References

Mayor, Council and other officers, licensing and registration fees, Mayor’s power to fix, see § 1-301.74.

Mayor, Council and other officers, Mayor’s power to increase or decrease fees authorized in § 1-301.74, see § 1-301.75.

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 1102 of D.C. Law 5-14 provided that the Mayor shall issue rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the act.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to An Act Making Appropriations to Provide for the Expenses of the Government of D.C. for the FY Ending June 30, 1920 and for Other Purposes; and to the License Fees and Charges Act of 1976, see Mayor’s Order 99-158, October 13, 1999 ( 46 DCR 8841).


Subchapter III. Clean Air Compliance Fees. [Repealed].

§ 47–2731. Findings. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 2, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2731.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 12 of D.C. Law 10-242 provided that pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, the Mayor is authorized to issue any rules that may be necessary to implement the provisions of the act. Additionally Council requested that the Mayor amend the District of Columbia State Implementation Plan to ensure that the District receives credit for reductions in volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides, in fulfillment of the District’s federally mandated requirement to reduce ozone creating pollutants.


§ 47–2732. Definitions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 3, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2732.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2733. Clean Air Act compliance fee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 4, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2733.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2734. Registration of employment parking spaces. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 5, 42 DCR 86; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 56(a), 43 DCR 530; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2734.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2735. Exemptions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 6, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2735.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2736. Rules of construction. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 7, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2736.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2737. Special agreement with the federal government. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 8, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2737.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2738. Payment. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 9, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2738.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2739. Penalties and enforcement. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 10, 42 DCR 86; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 56(b), 43 DCR 530; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2739.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”


§ 47–2740. Allocation of clean air compliance fee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 10-242, § 11, 42 DCR 86; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 781, Pub. L. 105-33, § 11702(a)(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2740.

Effective Dates

Pub. L. 105-33, title XI, § 11721, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 786, provided: “Sec. 11721. Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of this title shall take effect on the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of section 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, as amended by this title.”