Code of the District of Columbia

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 [Repealed]

Repealed.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).