Code of the District of Columbia

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 [Repealed]

Repealed.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.”