Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 26. Regulation of Parking.


Subchapter I. General Provisions.

§ 50–2601. Findings and declaration of necessity.

It is hereby declared that the free circulation of traffic of all kinds through the highways of the District is necessary to the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, whether residing in said District, or traveling to, through, or from said District in the course of lawful pursuits; that in recent years the greatly increased use by the public of motor vehicles of all kinds has caused serious traffic congestion on the highways of the District; that the parking of motor vehicles on the highways of the District has contributed to this congestion to such an extent as to interfere seriously with the primary use of such highways for the movement of traffic; that such parking prevents the free circulation of traffic in, through, and from said District, impedes rapid and effective fighting of fires and the disposition of police forces in the District, threatens irreparable loss in valuations of property in the District, which can no longer be readily reached by vehicular traffic, and endangers the health, safety, and welfare of the general public; that this parking nuisance can be reduced by providing sufficient off-street parking facilities conveniently located in the several residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental areas of the District; that adequate off-street parking facilities have not been provided by private enterprise; that it may be necessary to supplement private parking spaces by off-street parking facilities provided by public undertaking; and that the enactment of this subchapter, as well as the use of land for the purposes set forth in this subchapter, is hereby declared to be a public necessity.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 90, ch. 76, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-802.

1973 Ed., § 40-802.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) additions, see §§ 2 to 8 of Performance Parking Pilot Zone Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-320, March 19, 2008, 55 DCR 3432).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of D.C. Act 17-320, see § 2 of Performance Parking Pilot Zone Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-355, April 17, 2008, 55 DCR 5375).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section 7 of D.C. Law 17-170, see § 2 of Adams Morgan Taxicab Zone Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-428, July 16, 2008, 55 DCR 8252).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section 7 of D.C. Law 17-170, see § 2 of Adams Morgan Taxicab Zone Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-557, October 27, 2008, 55 DCR 12006).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section 7 of D.C. Law 17-170, see § 2 of Adams Morgan Taxicab Zone Temporary Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Law 17-243, October 21, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 11706).

For temporary (225 day) additions, see §§ 2 to 8 of Performance Parking Pilot Zone Temporary Act of 2008 (D.C. Law 17-170, June 5, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 6975).


§ 50–2602. Definitions.

When used in this subchapter, unless the context indicates otherwise:

(1) The term “District” means the District of Columbia.

(2) The term “Mayor” means the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

(3) Repealed.

(4) The term “parking facilities” means 1 or more public off-street parking areas for motor vehicles, including necessary structures.

(5) The term “motor vehicle” means any device propelled by an internal combustion engine, electricity, or steam. The term “motor vehicle” shall not include traction engines, road rollers, vehicles propelled only upon rails or tracks, personal mobility devices, as defined by § 50-2201.02(12), or a battery-operated wheelchair when operated by a person with a disability.

(6) Repealed.

(7) Repealed.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 91, ch. 76, § 2; Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(a), 27 DCR 3781; Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-176, § 8, 32 DCR 748; Feb. 28, 1996, D.C. Law 11-95, § 2, 42 DCR 7180; Mar. 25, 2003, D.C. Law 14-235,§ 12, 49 DCR 9788; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-35, § 13(d), 50 DCR 6579; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 90(a), 51 DCR 881; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(a), 53 DCR 6499; Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16-224, § 210, 53 DCR 10225.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-804.

1973 Ed., § 90-803.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-235 rewrote par. (5).

D.C. Law 15-35 repealed pars. (6) and (7).

D.C. Law 15-105, in par. (3) validated a previously made technical correction.

D.C. Law 16-175 repealed par. (3).

D.C. Law 16-224, in par. (5), revived the provisions of D.C. Law 14-235 that expired on October 1, 2005, and substituted “personal mobility devices, as defined by § 50-2201.02(12), or a battery-operated wheelchair when operated by a person with a disability” for “electric personal assistive mobility devices, as defined by § 50-2201.02(12), and battery-operated wheelchairs when operated by a handicapped person at speeds not exceeding 10 miles per hour”.

D.C. Law 16-305, in par. (5), purported to substitute “person with a disability” for “handicapped person”.

Expiration of Law

Expiration of Law 14-235

Section 14 of D.C. Law 14-235 provided that the act shall expire on October 1, 2005.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 13(d) of the Removal and Disposition of Abandoned, Dangerous and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 15-104, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5534).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 13(d) of Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-171, October 6, 2003, 50 DCR 9163).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12 of Motor Vehicle Definition Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device Exemption Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-237, December 22, 2005, 53 DCR 249).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12 of Motor Vehicle Definition Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device Exemption Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-323, March 23, 2006, 53 DCR 2567).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 210 of Personal Mobility Device Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-528, December 4, 2006, 53 DCR 9826).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 12 of Motor Vehicle Definition Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device Exemption Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-85, April 4, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 3344).

Editor's Notes

Motor Vehicle Parking Agency abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 50-2604.


§ 50–2603. Power of Mayor to acquire property; construct and maintain parking facilities; dispose of property; establish rates; install parking meters; make street improvements.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized to exercise all powers necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of this subchapter, the said purposes being hereby declared to be the acquisition, creation, and operation, in any manner hereinafter provided, under public regulations, of public off-street parking facilities in the District of Columbia as a necessary incident to insuring in the public interest the free circulation of traffic in and through the District of Columbia and to promoting the economic growth and stability of neighborhood commercial centers. Such powers include, but shall not be limited to, the powers hereinafter enumerated:

(1) The power to acquire any property, real or personal, or any interest therein, by purchase, lease, gift, bequest, devise, or grant, or by condemnation under the provisions of Chapter 13 of Title 16 in any area of the District. In the case of neighborhood municipal off-street parking, condemnation powers, under the provisions of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the District of Columbia Official Code, shall not be used to acquire residential property on which there are improvements or commercial property with improvements that are in use. Before acquiring any real property for neighborhood municipal off-street parking facilities or establishing such facilities the Mayor shall hold at least 1 public hearing and request any affected advisory neighborhood commission(s) for its comments and reports within 30 days of such request. Before acquiring any area for parking facilities the Mayor shall request the National Capital Planning Commission for its recommendations and it shall be the duty of said Commission to report thereon within 30 days of such request;

(2) The power to undertake, by contract or otherwise, the clearance and improvement of any such property as well as the construction, establishment, reconstruction, alteration, repair, maintenance, and operation thereon of parking facilities; to contract, by lease or otherwise, with competitive bidding, with any individual, firm, association, or corporation, private or public, for the operation of any parking facilities for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as the Mayor shall determine, and to terminate, without prior notice, any contract in the event of any failure or omission of any party thereto to observe or enforce the rules or schedules of rates made under authority of paragraph (4) of this section. The words “such property” in this paragraph shall include, in addition to property acquired under this subchapter, any other property, heretofore or hereafter acquired by the District, until needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, or if no longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, or upon which parking facilities may be established without impairing its use for the purpose for which it was acquired. Before establishing any parking facilities upon the property not acquired under authority of this subchapter, the Mayor shall request the National Capital Planning Commission for its recommendations and it shall be the duty of said Commission to report thereon within 30 days of such request;

(3) The power to sell, exchange, transfer, or assign any property, real or personal, or any interest therein, acquired under authority of this subchapter, whether or not improved; provided, that such action shall be in accordance with the general law covering the disposal of such property by the District of Columbia;

(4) The power to establish and from time to time to revise, with or without public hearings, uniform schedules of rates to be charged for use of space in each such parking facility; to provide rate differentials between said parking facilities for such reasons as the amount of space occupied, the location of the facility, and other reasonable differences; and to prescribe and promulgate such rules and regulations for the carrying out of the provisions of this subchapter as may be necessary to keep said parking facilities subject at all times to public regulation, and to insure the maintenance and operation of such parking facilities in a clean and orderly manner and in such a manner as to provide efficient and adequate service to the public. The rates to be charged for parking of motor vehicles within said parking facilities shall be fixed at the lowest possible rates, consistent with the achievement of the purposes of this subchapter, that will defray the cost of maintaining, operating, and administering the parking facilities; liquidate within such time as the Council shall determine the cost of acquiring and improving the required property for parking-facility purposes; and provide for the acquisition and improvement of other necessary parking facilities, but without any purpose of obtaining for the District any profit or surplus revenue from the operation of said parking facilities. There shall be no discrimination in rates or privileges among the members of the public using said parking facilities;

(5) The power to secure and install mechanical parking meters or parking devices on the streets, avenues, roads, highways, and other public spaces in the the District under the jurisdiction and control of the said Mayor, such meters or devices to be located at such points as the Mayor may determine, and the said Council is authorized and empowered to make and, the Mayor to enforce, rules and regulations for the control of parking of vehicles on such streets, avenues, roads, highways, and other public spaces, and as an aid to such regulation and control of the parking of vehicles the Council may prescribe fees for the parking of vehicles where meters or devices are installed;

(6) The power to lease on competitive bids for terms not exceeding 50 years, any property acquired pursuant to this subchapter, or any other property heretofore or hereafter acquired by the District if no longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, and to stipulate in any such lease that the lessee shall erect at his or its expense a structure or structures on the land leased, which structure or structures and property shall be used, maintained and operated for the purposes of this subchapter, including purposes incidental thereto, subject to regulation as provided in paragraph (4) of this section, except that the rates for use of space in parking facilities covered by any such lease shall be fixed and regulated by the Council so as to allow to the lessee a fair return, as fixed by the Mayor, on the cost of such structure or structures, together with an amount sufficient to amortize within the term of any such lease the cost of such structure or structures. Every such lease shall be entered into upon such terms and conditions as the Mayor shall impose including, but not limited to, requirements that such structure or structures shall conform with plans and specifications approved by the Mayor, that such structure or structures shall become the property of the District upon termination or expiration of any such lease; that the lessee shall furnish security in the form of a penal bond or otherwise to guarantee fulfillment of his or its obligations, and any other requirement which, in the judgment of the Mayor, shall be related to the accomplishment of the purposes of this subchapter;

(7) The power to use moneys in the fund established by § 50-2607 for the purpose of widening or channelizing streets or making other street improvements to correct or improve traffic conditions in the vicinity of off-street parking facilities, and to correct traffic conditions resulting from a lack or shortage of parking facilities.

(8)(A) For fiscal year 2014, and each year thereafter, 100% of the amount collected from the parking of vehicles where meters or devices are installed shall be used in accordance with this section to fund the general operations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, with the exception of the portions required to be transferred to the District Department of Transportation Parking Meter Pay-by-phone Transaction Fee Fund and the DC Circulator Fund, in accordance with § 50-921.14.

(B)(i) For fiscal year 2013, $35,264,948 shall be dedicated to paying a portion of the District’s annual operating subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

(ii) Repealed.

(C) Repealed.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 91, ch. 76, § 3; Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 808, ch. 595, § 1; June 19, 1948, 62 Stat. 565, ch. 599; Aug. 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 686, Pub. L. 85-692, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 587, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 166(g); Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(a), (b), 27 DCR 3781; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(b), 53 DCR 6499; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, §§ 6004, 6025, 59 DCR 8025; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 6033, 60 DCR 12472; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 6012, 65 DCR 9388.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-805.

1973 Ed., § 40-804.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 9-1111.15, § 50-921.14, § 50-921.15, and § 50-2531.01.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-175, in par. (1), substituted “any area of the District” for “any area of the District as to which the agency shall have made a determination that public parking facilities are necessary or expedient”; in par. (2), substituted “acquired” for “acquired; provided, that in each case the agency shall have made a determination that parking facilities thereon are necessary or expedient”; and, in par. (3), substituted “Columbia” for “Columbia; provided further, that the agency shall have first determined such property to be no longer necessary for the purposes of this subchapter.”

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 deleted “ in addition to those mechanical parking meters and devices installed pursuant to the authority conferred on the said Mayor by § 50-2633” at the end of (5); and added (8).

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 rewrote (8)(A) and (8)(B); and repealed (8)(C).

Cross References

National Capital Region Transportation, revenues allocated to the Metrorail/Metrobus Account, see § 9-1111.15.

Regulation of traffic, enforcement of traffic laws, interstate agreements, see § 50-2201.23.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6012 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6012 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4 of District Department of Transportation Omnibus Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-254, December 21, 2011, 58 DCR 11215).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2, 3 of DDOT Omnibus Conforming Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-317, February 28, 2012, 59 DCR 1860).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6033 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6033 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Temporary Legislation

Section 4 of D.C. Law 19-97 added par. (8) to read as follows:

“(8) As of October 1, 2011, all fees collected for the parking of vehicles where meters or devices are installed shall be dedicated annually to paying the District’s annual operating subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.”.

Section 6(b) of D.C. Law 19-97 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Section 2 of D.C. Law 19-134 added par. (8) to read as § follows:

“(8) As of October 1, 2011, all fees collected for the parking of vehicles where meters or devices are installed shall be dedicated annually to paying the District’s annual operating subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, except for fees collected in performance parking pilot zones, pursuant to the Performance Parking Pilot Zone Act of 2008, effective November 25, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-279; D.C. Official Code § 50-2531 et seq.) (‘2008 act’), and dedicated in section 5 of the 2008 act.”.

Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 19-134 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Short Title

Section 6031 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle D of Title VI of the act may be cited as the “District Department of Transportation Parking Meter Revenue Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Appropriations authorized: Public Law 104-194, 110 Stat. 2362, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1997, provided for construction projects an increase of $46,923,000 (including an increase of $34,000,000 for the highway trust fund, reallocations and rescissions for a net rescission of $120,496,000 from local funds appropriated under this heading in prior fiscal years and an additional $133,419,000 in Federal funds), as authorized by §§ 34-2405.01 through 34-2405.08; §§ 34-2413.08, 34-2413.10 and 34-2304; and §§ 10-619 and 47-3404; including acquisition of sites, preparation of plans and specifications, conducting preliminary surveys, erection of structures, including building improvement and alteration and treatment of grounds, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds for use of each capital project implementing agency shall be managed and controlled in accordance with all procedures and limitations established under the Financial Management System: Provided further, That all funds provided by this appropriation title shall be available only for the specific projects and purposes intended: Provided further, That notwithstanding the foregoing, all authorizations for capital outlay projects, except those projects covered by the first sentence of section 23(a) of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1968, approved August 23, 1968 (82 Stat. 827; Public Law 90-495; D.C. Code, sec. 9-107.01, note), for which funds are provided by this appropriation title, shall expire on September 30, 1998, except authorizations for projects as to which funds have been obligated in whole or in part prior to September 30, 1998: Provided further, That upon expiration of any such project authorization the funds provided herein for the project shall lapse.

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 6036 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that § 6033(b) of the act, which amended § 50-2603(8)(B), shall apply as of June 26, 2013. Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 50–2604. Motor Vehicle Parking Agency; creation and composition; term; powers. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 92, ch. 76, § 4; Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 808, ch. 595, § 2; Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(a), 27 DCR 3781; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(c), 53 DCR 6499.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-806.

1973 Ed., § 40-805.

Editor's Notes

Motor Vehicle Parking Agency abolished: The Motor Vehicle Parking Agency was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. The Agency was reestablished by Reorganization Order No. 54, dated June 30, 1953, and continued by Organization Order No. 106, dated May 17, 1955. The functions of the Motor Vehicle Parking Agency were transferred to the Department of Highways and Traffic by Commissioner’s Order 72-159, dated June 22, 1972. Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1975 combined the Department of Highways and Traffic and the Department of Motor Vehicles to form the Department of Transportation.

The functions of the Department of Transportation were transferred to the Department of Public Works by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1983, effective March 1, 1984.

Federal Works Agency abolished: The Federal Works Agency and the office of Federal Works Administrator were abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Administrator of General Services by the Act of June 30, 1949, 63 Stat. 380, § 103. Certain functions of the Federal Works Administrator with respect to public roads were transferred to the Secretary of Commerce by Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1949, and subsequently transferred to the Secretary of Transportation by § 1655 of Title 49 of the United States Code.

Department of Vehicles and Traffic abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 50-2201.03.


§ 50–2605. Establishment of parking facilities.

Parking facilities may be established in any section or portion of the District except that no parking facilities shall be established upon any property zoned residential without the approval of the Zoning Commission of the District. The Zoning Commission may grant such approval only after public notice and hearing in accordance with § 6-641.03. Neighborhood municipal off-street parking facilities shall not be located in districts zoned C-3-B and C-R, nor shall they be established on lots on which housing currently exists.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 93, ch. 76, § 5; Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(c), 27 DCR 3781; Mar. 29, 1988, D.C. Law 7-98, § 3, 35 DCR 1048.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-807.

1973 Ed., § 40-806.

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to establish advisory committee: Section 17 of D.C. Law 10-153 provided:

“(a) Notwithstanding any other law, in the implementation of Chapter 8 of Title 40 chapter 26 of Title 50, 2001 Ed., the Mayor shall establish an advisory committee of not more than 7 residents from the Adams Morgan community for the purpose of advising the Mayor on the size of a public parking facility to be built in the Adams Morgan community and the parking facility’s compatibility with the neighborhood.

“(b) The 7 committee members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council by resolution. If the Council does not approve the nomination of a committee member within 45 days after submission by the Mayor, the nomination shall be deemed approved.

“(c) The advisory committee shall remain in existence until such time as the Mayor determines the size and design of the parking facility or until the Mayor determines not to proceed with the parking facility.”


§ 50–2606. Records and data available; additional surveys.

The National Capital Planning Commission and the Highway Planning Survey Unit shall make available such records and factual data and make such additional surveys as the Mayor may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 93, ch. 76, § 6; Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(a), 27 DCR 3781; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(d), 53 DCR 6499.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-808.

1973 Ed., § 40-807.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-175 deleted “or the Agency” following “Mayor”.

Editor's Notes

Motor Vehicle Parking Agency abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 50-2604.


§ 50–2607. Deposit of fees and moneys into General Fund.

All moneys derived from the sale or assignment of any property, real or personal, shall be transferred to the Capital Improvements Program and used to fund the renovation, repair, and maintenance of local transportation infrastructure.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 93, ch. 76, § 7; Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 809, ch. 595, § 3; Mar. 2, 1962, 76 Stat. 18, Pub. L. 87-408, § 601; Jan. 22, 1976, D.C. Law 1-42, § 3(c), 22 DCR 6312; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(e), 53 DCR 6499; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-370, § 627, 58 DCR 1008; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 8066, 64 DCR 7652.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-809.

1973 Ed., § 40-808.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 50-2603.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-175 rewrote the section which had read as follows: “All fees and other moneys collected under this subchapter, including all fees collected pursuant to §§ 50-2632 and 50-2633, and all moneys derived from the sale or assignment of any property, real or personal, shall be deposited in the General Fund of the District of Columbia as established by the Revenue Funds Availability Act of 1975.”

D.C. Law 18-370 substituted “Local Transportation Fund” for “Local Roads Construction and Maintenance Fund”.

Cross References

District of Columbia General Fund, see § 50-2603.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 8066 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 8066 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 627 of Fiscal Year 2011 Supplemental Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-694, January 19, 2011, 58 DCR 662).

Editor's Notes

Section 629 of D.C. Law 18-370 provided: “Sec. 629. Applicability. This subtitle shall apply as of October 1, 2011; except, that sections 622 and 623(a)(2) shall apply as of the effective date of this act.”


§ 50–2608. Appropriations; employment of director; salaries of members of agency.

The Mayor shall include in his annual budget such amounts as may be required from the highway fund established in § 47-2301 for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subchapter.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 93, ch. 76, § 8; Oct. 28, 1949, 63 Stat. 992, title XI, ch. 782, § 1106(a); Mar. 2, 1962, 76 Stat. 18, Pub. L. 87-408, § 602; Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 3205(n), 25 DCR 5740; Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(a), 27 DCR 3781; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(f), 53 DCR 6499.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-810.

1973 Ed., § 40-809.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-636.02.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-175 rewrote the section which had read as follows: “The Mayor shall include in his annual budget such amounts as may be required from the highway fund established in § 47-2301, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subchapter. The Mayor is authorized to employ a director and such other personal services as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. The Mayor shall fix the compensation of the members of said Agency without reference to the provisions of the Classification Act of 1923; provided, however, that the compensation of any members shall not exceed $500 per annum; and provided further, that no compensation for services as a member of such agency shall be provided for any member who holds a salaried public office or position, in the District of Columbia or the federal government.”


§ 50–2609. Acquisition of new parking facilities prohibited; operation and expansion of existing facilities; exempt facilities. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 93, ch. 76, § 10; as added Mar. 2, 1962, 76 Stat. 19, Pub. L. 87-408, § 603; Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 3(a), (d), 27 DCR 3781; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(g), 53 DCR 6499.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-811.

1973 Ed., § 40-809a.


§ 50–2610. Rulemaking; Council review for 18 DCMR § 2407.

(a) The Mayor is authorized to make fee increases and to promulgate rules necessary to implement section 2407 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (18 DCMR § 2407), entitled Temporary and Emergency Parking Restrictions.

(b) Any proposed fee increases, rules, or regulations shall be submitted by the Mayor to the Council in a proposed resolution for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed resolution within this 45-day period, the proposed resolution shall be deemed approved.


(Feb. 16, 1942, 56 Stat. 93, ch. 76, § 12; as added Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-175, § 4(h), 53 DCR 6499.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 50-2533.


Subchapter II. Parking on Property Controlled by the United States.

§ 50–2621. Vehicles impounded; abandoned and junk vehicles; penalties. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Jan. 15, 1942, 56 Stat. 5, ch. 4, § 1; 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); Sept. 12, 1978, D.C. Law 2-104, § 504, 25 DCR 1275; Sept. 14, 1982, D.C. Law 4-146, § 2, 29 DCR 3151; Sept. 9, 1989, D.C. Law 8-24, § 7(a), 36 DCR 4575; Aug. 4, 1990, D.C. Law 8-153, § 3, 37 DCR 4042; Sept. 26, 1990, D.C. Law 8-170, § 3, 37 DCR 4839; Feb. 28, 1996, D.C. Law 11-95, § 3(a), 42 DCR 7180; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-264, §§ 44, 64, 46 DCR 2118; Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-267, § 2, 48 DCR 1248; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-35, § 13(e)(1), 50 DCR 6579.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-812.

1973 Ed., § 40-810.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2 of the Prohibition on Abandoned Vehicles Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-526, December 16, 1998, 45 DCR 15).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 13(e)(1) of the Removal and Disposition of Abandoned, Dangerous and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 15-104, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5534).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 13(e)(1) of Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-171, October 6, 2003, 50 DCR 9163).

Transfer of Functions

The functions of the Department of Transportation were transferred to the Department of Public Works by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1983, effective March 1, 1984.

Effective Dates

Section 12 of D.C. Law 8-24 provided that the act shall take effect after a 30-day period of Congressional review following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council of the District of Columbia to override the veto) as provided in § 1-206.02(c)(1), and publication in either the District of Columbia Register, the District of Columbia Statutes-at-Large, or the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; or by November 1, 1989, whichever occurs later. D.C. Law 8-24 was effective September 9, 1989.

Editor's Notes

Application of 15-35: Section 15 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “This act shall apply to all vehicles impounded after its effective date. This act shall also apply to all vehicles impounded prior to its effective date provided that notice is sent to the owners and lien holders in accordance with the provisions of subsections 7(b) or (c), as is applicable.”

Effect of repeal provisions: Section 14 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “Any repeal of a law or regulation by this act shall not invalidate any enforcement action, adjudication, or any other action made or taken pursuant to such law or regulation.”

Driveway parking pilot program: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-186 provided:

“(a) The Mayor shall conduct at least one temporary pilot program of 6 months to test the feasability of allowing a District resident with a driveway in front of his or her home to park a vehicle on the street in front of the driveway entrance, notwithstanding the prohibition in section 2405 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

“(b) Within 3 months of the conclusion of the temporary pilot program, the Mayor shall present to the Council a report detailing the results of the pilot program, which shall include:

“(1) A section on comments from homeowners, visitors, and business owners regarding their experiences with the pilot program; and

“(2) The Mayor’s recommendations for or against moving forward with the program citywide.”


§ 50–2622. Notice to owner of abandoned or junk vehicle taken into custody.

Repealed.


(Jan. 15, 1942, ch. 4, § 1a; as added Sept. 9, 1989, D.C. Law 8-24, § 7(b), 36 DCR 4575; Feb. 28, 1996, D.C. Law 11-95, § 3(b), 42 DCR 7180; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-35, § 13(e)(1), 50 DCR 6579.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-812.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 13(e)(1) of the Removal and Disposition of Abandoned, Dangerous and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 15-104, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5534).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 13(e)(1) of Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-171, October 6, 2003, 50 DCR 9163).

Effective Dates

Section 12 of D.C. Law 8-24 provided that the act shall take effect after a 30-day period of Congressional review following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council of the District of Columbia to override the veto) as provided in § 1-206.02(c)(1), and publication in either the District of Columbia Register, the District of Columbia Statutes-at-Large, or the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; or by November 1, 1989, whichever occurs later. D.C. Law 8-24 was effective September 9, 1989.

Editor's Notes

Application of Law 15-35: Section 15 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “This act shall apply to all vehicles impounded after its effective date. This act shall also apply to all vehicles impounded prior to its effective date provided that notice is sent to the owners and lien holders in accordance with the provisions of subsections 7(b) or (c), as is applicable.”

Effect of repeal provisions: Section 14 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “Any repeal of a law or regulation by this act shall not invalidate any enforcement action, adjudication, or any other action made or taken pursuant to such law or regulation.”


§ 50–2623. Sale of abandoned vehicle at public auction; disposal of junk vehicles; disposition of proceeds.

Repealed.


(Jan. 15, 1942, ch. 4, § 1b; as added Sept. 9, 1989, D.C. Law 8-24, § 7(b), 36 DCR 4575; Feb. 28, 1996, D.C. Law 11-95, § 3(c), 42 DCR 7180; Oct 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-35, § 13(e)(1), 50 DCR 6579.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-812.2.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 13(e)(1) of the Removal and Disposition of Abandoned, Dangerous and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 15-104, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5534).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 603 of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-105, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5613).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 603 of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-149, September 22, 2003, 50 DCR 8360).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 13(e)(1) of Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-171, October 6, 2003, 50 DCR 9163).

Effective Dates

Section 12 of D.C. Law 8-24 provided that the act shall take effect after a 30-day period of Congressional review following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council of the District of Columbia to override the veto) as provided in § 1-206.02(c)(1), and publication in either the District of Columbia Register, the District of Columbia Statutes-at-Large, or the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; or by November 1, 1989, whichever occurs later. D.C. Law 8-24 was effective September 9, 1989.

Editor's Notes

Application of Law 15-35: Section 15 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “This act shall apply to all vehicles impounded after its effective date. This act shall also apply to all vehicles impounded prior to its effective date provided that notice is sent to the owners and lien holders in accordance with the provisions of subsections 7(b) or (c), as is applicable.”

D.C. Law 15-39, § 603, purports to amend subsecs. (b) and (c) of this section previously repealed by D.C. Law 15-35.

Effect of repeal provisions: Section 14 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “Any repeal of a law or regulation by this act shall not invalidate any enforcement action, adjudication, or any other action made or taken pursuant to such law or regulation.”


§ 50–2624. Administrator of General Services to enforce regulations.

Nothing contained in this section and subchapter II of Chapter 24 of this title [§ 50-2421.01 et seq.]. shall be construed to interfere with the charge and control committed to the Administrator of General Services over the public buildings and property of the United States in the District of Columbia or any other officer charged with the custody and control of property of the United States in the District of Columbia and such officers with respect to such property, under their respective jurisdiction and control, are hereby authorized and empowered to make and enforce all regulations for the parking of vehicles upon the property of the United States in the District of Columbia (other than public highways), to remove and impound any vehicle, parked, stored, or left in violation of this section and subchapter II of Chapter 24 of this title [§ 50-2421.01 et seq.]. and to keep the same impounded until the owner thereof, or other duly authorized person, shall deposit collateral for his appearance in court to answer for such violation, the amount of collateral to be fixed by the officer charged with the custody and control of property of the United States in the District of Columbia in an amount not to exceed $25. Violations of regulations for the parking of cars upon the property of the United States in the District of Columbia shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in subchapter II of Chapter 24 of this title [§ 50-2421.01 et seq.]. and all prosecutions for the violations thereof shall be upon information filed by the United States Attorney in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.


(Jan. 15, 1942, 56 Stat. 6, ch. 4, § 2; 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. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-35, § 13(e)(2), 50 DCR 6579.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-813.

1973 Ed., § 40-811.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-35 substituted “subchapter II of Chapter 24 of this title” for “§ 50-261” throughout the section.

Cross References

Regulation of traffic, power to promulgate regulations, see § 50-2201.03.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 13(e)(2) of the Removal and Disposition of Abandoned, Dangerous and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 15-104, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5534).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 13(e)(2) of Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-171, October 6, 2003, 50 DCR 9163).

Transfer of Functions

All functions of the Federal Works Administrator and the Commissioner of Public Buildings were transferred to the Administrator of General Services by § 103(a) of the Act of June 30, 1949, 63 Stat. 380.

Editor's Notes

Application of 15-35: Section 15 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “This act shall apply to all vehicles impounded after its effective date. This act shall also apply to all vehicles impounded prior to its effective date provided that notice is sent to the owners and lien holders in accordance with the provisions of subsections 7(b) or (c), as is applicable.”

Effect of repeal provisions: Section 14 of D.C. Law 15-35 provided: “Any repeal of a law or regulation by this act shall not invalidate any enforcement action, adjudication, or any other action made or taken pursuant to such law or regulation.”


Subchapter III. Miscellaneous.

§ 50–2631. Parking space for members of Congress.

On and after June 29, 1956, the Council of the District of Columbia is authorized and directed to designate, reserve, and properly mark appropriate and sufficient parking spaces on the streets adjacent to all public buildings in such District for the use of members of Congress engaged on public business.


(June 29, 1956, 70 Stat. 447, ch. 479, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-710.

1973 Ed., § 40-604.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(300) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 50–2632. Parking of automobiles in Municipal Center; regulations; violations and penalties. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 6, 1940, 54 Stat. 241, ch. 253, §§ 1, 2, 3; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 277, 60 DCR 2064; Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-2632, § 11, 61 DCR 12690.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-711.

1973 Ed., § 40-604a.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “not to exceed $25” in (c).

Cross References

Regulation of parking, allocation of collected revenues, see § 50-2607.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 277 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

Delegation of functions: Reorganization Order No. 18, dated October 23, 1952, created in the Department of General Administration under the direction and control of the Director of General Administration, an Administrative Services Office. This office was assigned the duties of maintaining records of space allotted to District employees for parking privately owned motor vehicles on District or Federal property and also to review requests for and make recommendations for assignments and execute control of approved assignments. Reorganization Order No. 18 was revoked by Organization Order No. 3, dated December 13, 1967, Part IVA of which continued the Administrative Services Office and the parking functions thereof. The Administrative Services Office and the functions stated in Part IVA of Organization Order No. 3 were transferred to the Director of the Department of General Services by Commissioner’s Order No. 69-96, dated March 7, 1969.

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.

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-207: Section 12(a) of D.C. Law 20-207 provided that §§ 2(a), 2(b)(1), 2(b)(2)(A), 2(b)(2)(B), 2(b)(2)(C), 2(c), 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 shall apply as of March 11, 2015.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(301, 302, 303) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 50–2633. Parking meters. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(April 4, 1938, 52 Stat. 192, ch. 62, § 11; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-370,§ 628, 58 DCR 1008; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 6082, 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 6003, 59 DCR 8025.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-724.

1973 Ed., § 40-616.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 9-1111.15.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-370 substituted “and all fees collected shall be dedicated annually to paying the District’s annual operating subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority” for “and all fees collected shall be paid to the Collector of Taxes for deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the revenues of said District”.

D.C. Law 19-21, in subsec. (b), substituted “Authority, except for fees collected in performance parking pilot zones, pursuant to Chapter 25A of this title, and dedicated in § 50-2534” for “Authority”.

Cross References

National Capital Region Transportation, revenues allocated to the Metrorail/Metrobus Account, see § 9-1111.15.

Regulation of parking, allocation of collected revenues, see § 50-2607.

Regulation of parking, parking meters, see § 50-2603.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 628 of Fiscal Year 2011 Supplemental Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-694, January 19, 2011, 58 DCR 662).

Short Title

Short title: Section 6081 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided that subtitle I of title VI of the act may be cited as the “Performance Parking Pilot Zone Amendment Act of 2011”.

Editor's Notes

Office of Collector of Taxes abolished: The Office of the Collector of Taxes was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. All functions of the Office of the Collector of Taxes including the functions of all officers, employees and subordinate agencies were transferred to the Director, Department of General Administration by Reorganization Order No. 3, dated August 28, 1952. Reorganization Order No. 20, dated November 10, 1952, transferred the functions of the Collector of Taxes to the Finance Office. The same Order provided for the Office of the Collector of Taxes headed by a Collector in the Finance Office, and abolished the previously existing Office of the Collector of Taxes. Reorganization Order No. 20 was superseded and replaced by Organization Order No. 121, dated December 12, 1957, which provided that the Finance Office (consisting of the Office of the Finance Officer, Property Tax Division, Revenue Division, Treasury Division, Accounting Division, and Data Processing Division) would continue under the direction and control of the Director of General Administration, and that the Treasury Division would perform the function of collecting revenues of the District of Columbia and depositing the same with the Treasurer of the United States. Organization Order No. 121 was revoked by Organization Order No. 3, dated December 13, 1967, Part IVC of which prescribed the functions of the Finance Office within a newly established Department of General Administration. The executive functions of the Board of Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia by § 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967. Functions of the Finance Office as stated in Part IVC of Organization Order No. 3 were transferred to the Director of the Department of Finance and Revenue by Commissioner’s Order No. 69-96, dated March 7, 1969.

Section 629 of D.C. Law 18-370 provided: “Sec. 629. Applicability. This subtitle shall apply as of October 1, 2011; except, that sections 622 and 623(a)(2) shall apply as of the effective date of this act.”

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(301, 302, 303) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 50–2633.01. Parking meter fee moratorium; exceptions.

(a) The Director of the District Department of Transportation (“Director”) shall exempt particular neighborhoods from Saturday meter enforcement where the Director determines that Saturday meter enforcement would not be in the public interest. In making such a determination, the Director shall consider whether Saturday meter enforcement is necessary to maintain available curbside parking; provided, that by October 15, 2009, the Director shall submit to the Council for approval, by resolution, the neighborhoods to be exempted from Saturday enforcement and the criteria used to exempt each neighborhood. Nothing in this subsection may be implemented until the Council affirmatively approves the submission of the Director.

(b) No person shall park at a parking meter on a Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for more than 2 hours, unless current signage permits parking for a longer time. Failure to move the vehicle after 2 hours on a Saturday, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., shall constitute a violation unless current signage permits parking for a longer time.

(c) The Mayor may promulgate rules to exempt certain streets from the provisions of this subchapter when necessary to accommodate special needs or situations identified by proximate businesses or District agencies, subject to approval by the Council.


(Apr. 5, 2005, D.C. Law 15-273, § 2, 52 DCR 825; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 6022, 57 DCR 181.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-111 rewrote subsec. (a), which had read as follows: “(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no citation shall be issued for a parking meter fee violation at any time on a Saturday, or on other days between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of § 50-2661, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-149, October 23, 2001, 48 DCR 10197).

For temporary (90 day) addition of § 50-2661, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Congressional Review Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-262, January 30, 2002, 49 DCR 1440).

For temporary (90 day) parking meter fee moratorium, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-496, October 23, 2002, 49 DCR 9786).

For temporary (90 day) parking meter fee moratorium, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-12, January 27, 2003, 50 DCR 1485).

For temporary (90 day) parking meter fee moratorium, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-226, November 25, 2003, 50 DCR 10709).

For temporary (90 day) parking meter fee moratorium, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-345, January 29, 2004, 51 DCR 1831).

For temporary (90 day) parking meter fee moratorium, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-587, November 1, 2004, 51 DCR 10712).

For temporary (90 day) parking meter fee moratorium, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-15, February 17, 2005, 52 DCR 2956).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 6022 of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 6022 of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Temporary Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-68, February 27, 2002, law notification 49 DCR 2278).

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Temporary Act of 2002 (D.C. Law 14-245, March 25, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 2758).

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 15-94, March 10, 2004, law notification 51 DCR 3614).

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Parking Meter Fee Moratorium Temporary Act of 2004 (D.C. Law 15-247, March 17, 2005, law notification 52 DCR 4123).

Short Title

Short title: Section 6020 of D.C. Law 18-111 provided that subtitle C of title VI of the act may be cited as the “Equitable Parking Meter Rates Amendment Act of 2009”.


§ 50–2634. Parking adjacent to neighborhood commercial centers.

The Council of the District of Columbia finds that:

(1) A number of traditional neighborhood commercial centers have suffered and declined;

(2) Many of these declining neighborhood commercial centers have traditionally encouraged and promoted minority entrepreneurship and employment opportunities;

(3) One of the District’s goals is the revitalization of neighborhood commercial areas for the purposes of creating new jobs, increasing incomes, and increasing the availability of goods and services at the neighborhood level particularly in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods;

(4) One of the major problems hindering the revitalization of neighborhood commercial centers is the lack of adequate short-term parking facilities for shoppers; and

(5) If the District is to achieve its goal of revitalization of these commercial areas and maximize their growth potential, low-cost short-term parking must be provided in or adjacent to such centers.


(Sept. 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-108, § 2, 27 DCR 3781.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-803.


§ 50–2635. Contractor daytime parking permit.

(a) The District Department of Transportation (“DDOT”) shall establish a contractor daytime parking permit program (“Program”) pursuant to the requirements of this section.

(b) Under the Program, a commercial vehicle, as defined by section 9901.1 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (18 DCMR § 9901.1), shall be able to obtain a contractor daytime parking permit (“CDP permit”) allowing the vehicle to be parked at a legal, on-street parking space designated for residential permit parking pursuant to sections 2411, 2412, and 2413 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (18 DCMR § 2411, 2412, 2413) from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for the purposes of construction, maintenance, or repairs conducted at a single-family residence or a residence with fewer than 4 housing units.

(c) Only a contractor with an appropriate business or professional license, whichever is required for the contractor to do business in the District, may purchase a CDP permit.

(d) DDOT shall sell CDP permits to licensed contractors through:

(1) Electronic or phone-based systems;

(2) Booklets of tickets registered to a contractor, as opposed to a specific vehicle; and

(3) Other means selected by DDOT.

(e) A CDP permit shall be valid for one day only and shall expire at 5 p.m. on the date for which the permit is issued.

(f) The fee for a CDP permit shall be $10 per day, plus applicable service fees; provided, that DDOT may adjust this fee by rule.

(g) Fees collected from the issuance of CDP permits shall be used to administer the program and shall be paid into the DDOT Enterprise Fund for Transportation Initiatives, established under § 50-921.13.

(h) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 [§ 2-501 et seq.], shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this section. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within the 45-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed disapproved.

(i) One year from the date that CDP permits are first available for purchase, the Mayor shall transmit a report to the Council evaluating the Program’s performance, including an evaluation of possible abuse of the Program.


(Apr. 20, 2013, D.C. Law 19-254, § 2, 60 DCR 984.)


§ 50–2636. Enforcement of parking meters in Premium Demand Parking Meter Rate Zones. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 6004, 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7022(b), 63 DCR 10775.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 6004 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of section, see § 2 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Second Budget Support Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-202, Nov. 23, 2015, 62 DCR 15276).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 2 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-307, Feb. 18, 2016, 63 DCR 2182).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) repeal of this section, see § 2(a) of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Law 21-76, Feb. 27, 2016, 63 DCR 264).


§ 50–2637. Unlawfully parked vehicles.

It shall be a violation, to be adjudicated pursuant to Chapter 23 of this title [§  50-2301.01 et seq.] for a person to park, leave unattended, or store a vehicle in violation of posted parking restrictions at a parking facility, as that term is defined in § 50-2602(4), owned by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.


(Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 6012, 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7029, 63 DCR 10775.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 6012 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of section, see § 9 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Second Budget Support Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-202, Nov. 23, 2015, 62 DCR 15276).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 9 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-307, Feb. 18, 2016, 63 DCR 2182).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 18 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Law 21-76, Feb. 27, 2016, 63 DCR 264).


Subchapter IV. Citizens’ Advisory Task Force.

§ 50–2641. Citizens’ Advisory Task Force; established. [Expired]

Expired.


Editor's Notes

Expiration of Citizens’ Advisory Task Force: Pursuant to subsection (h) of former § 50-2641, the Citizens’ Advisory Task Force, which was established by D.C. Law 7-98, was to complete its work and submit a final report with recommendations to the Mayor and the Council 4 years from March 29, 1988, on which date all authority of the Task Force would expire. The Citizens’ Advisory Task Force is, therefore, deemed to have expired on March 29, 1992.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 7-98, “Neighborhood Municipal Off-Street Parking Facilities Amendment Act of 1987.”, see Mayor’s Order 88-186, August 17, 1988.

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 7-98, “Neighborhood Municipal Off-Street Parking Facilities Amendment Act of 1987”, see Mayor’s Order 88-186, August 17, 1988.


Subchapter V. Curbside Loading Zones.

§ 50–2651. Curb loading zone management program.

(a) The Mayor shall establish a curb loading zone management program (“program”). The purpose of the program is to increase availability and efficiency of curb loading zones and reduce double parking by loading vehicles. The Mayor shall submit rules for this program to the Council pursuant to § 50-2652. The program rules may include:

(1) Establishing loading zone meter fees;

(2) Determining minimum curb loading zone space requirements;

(3) Providing for enhanced enforcement, which may include the following:

(A) Increased fines for violations;

(B) Dedicated enforcement personnel;

(C) Improved signage; and

(D) Automated enforcement;

(4) Determining eligibility for use of curb loading zones;

(5) Providing for electronic payment cards; and

(6) Establishing requirements for monitoring loading zone performance and for adjusting meter rates, loading zone space requirements, and enforcement to improve performance.

(b) The Mayor shall consult with business organizations, residents, and other appropriate stakeholders in developing the curb loading zone management program.


(Oct. 22, 2009, D.C. Law 18-66, § 2, 56 DCR 6608.)


§ 50–2652. Rules.

(a) Within 120 days of October 22, 2009, the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 [§ 2-501 et seq.], shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this subchapter.

(b) The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 30-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 30-day review period, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved.


(Oct. 22, 2009, D.C. Law 18-66, § 3, 56 DCR 6608.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 50-2651.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Rulemaking Authority under the Commercial Curbside Loading Zone Implementation Act of 2009, see Mayor’s Order 2010-63, April 23, 2010 ( 57 DCR 3511).


Subchapter VI. Pilot Passenger Loading Zone Program.

§ 50–2661. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "DDOT" means the District Department of Transportation

(2) "DPW" means the Department of Public Works

(3) "Golden Triangle BID" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 2-1215.52(b).

(4) "Passenger loading zone" means a curbside street space designated on either a part-time or a full-time basis to permit vehicles to stop to load and unload passengers, either exclusively or concurrently with other uses.

(5) "Prohibited pick-up and drop-off area" means a curbside street space designated near a passenger loading zone in which vehicles are prohibited from picking up and dropping off passengers during designated hours.


(Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 6132, 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 6122 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 6122 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).


§ 50–2662. Establishment of a Pilot Passenger Loading Zone Program.

DDOT shall implement a pilot program ("Program") for the establishment and operation of passenger loading zones in the District as follows:

(1) DDOT shall establish one passenger loading zone in the Golden Triangle BID and may establish additional passenger loading zones elsewhere in the District.

(2) DDOT may designate one or more prohibited pick-up and drop-off areas near each passenger loading zone.

(3) DDOT shall establish hours of operation for each passenger loading zone and each prohibited pick-up and drop off-area designated pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) During the hours of operation established pursuant to paragraph (3) of this section, parking shall be prohibited within each passenger loading zone. A person who violates this paragraph shall be subject to a civil fine of $75.

(5) During the hours of operation established pursuant to paragraph (3) of this section, picking up and dropping off passengers shall be prohibited within each prohibited pick-up and drop-off areas. A person who violates this paragraph shall be subject to a civil fine in an amount to be determined by the Mayor.

(6) DDOT shall enforce paragraphs (4) and (5) of this section in coordination with DPW.

(7) DDOT shall post signage in each passenger loading zone and each prohibited pick-up and drop-off area identifying the zone or area's hours of operations, any other restrictions on the use of the zone or area, and the amount of the fine for violating paragraph (4) or (5) of this section and shall give notice of the same to the Department of For-Hire Vehicles, the affected Ward Councilmember, the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission, and affected business organizations before establishment of the zone.

(8) DDOT may accept funds from a BID corporation established in accordance with subchapter VIII of Chapter 12 of Title 2, and donated pursuant to § 1-329.01; provided, that such funds shall be expended for the purpose of establishing and operating a passenger loading zone in that BID corporation's business improvement district.

(9) No later than December 31, 2019, DDOT shall present a report to the Council on the efficacy of the Program, which shall include recommendations on the continued need for a passenger loading zone in the Golden Triangle BID and in other areas in which a passenger loading zone has been established.

(10) DDOT shall operate the passenger loading zone in the Golden Triangle BID for no more than 7 months.


(Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 6133, 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 6123 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 6123 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).


Subchapter VII. Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition.

§ 50–2671. Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition.

(a) No person shall operate or park a bus, as that term is defined in 24 DCMR § 3599.1, on:

(1) The streets within or adjacent to Record Lots 88, 89, or 90, in Square 473, including Water Street, S.W., and M Place, S.W., except the portions of Maine Avenue, S.W., and M Street, S.W., within or adjacent to Record Lots 88, 89, or 90 in Square 473; or

(2) The portion of Sixth Street, S.W., that is south of M Street, S.W.

(b)(1) Any entity listed in 18 DCMR § 3002.1 or 3003.1 may issue a notice of infraction for a violation of subsection (a) of this section.

(2) A person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be fined $150.

(3) A notice of infraction issued pursuant to this section shall be adjudicated pursuant to Chapter 23 of this title.


(Mar. 28, 2019, D.C. Law 22-272, § 2, 66 DCR 1450.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) prohibition on buses operating or parking on certain streets near Southwest Waterfront Park, see § 2 of Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-483, Oct. 22, 2018, 65 DCR 12036).

For temporary (90 days) prohibition on buses operating or parking on certain streets near Southwest Waterfront Park, see § 2 of Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-419, July 19, 2018, 65 DCR 7693).

For temporary (90 days) prohibition on buses operating or parking on certain streets near Southwest Waterfront Park, see § 2 of Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-183, Nov. 22, 2017, 64 DCR 12298).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) Southwest Waterfront Park bus prohibition, see § 2 of Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Temporary Act of 2018 (D.C. Law 22-173, Oct. 30, 2018, 65 DCR 9542).

For temporary (225 days) Southwest Waterfront Park bus prohibition, see § 2 of Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Temporary Act of 2017 (D.C. Law 22-54, Jan. 27, 2018, 64 DCR 12557).