Code of the District of Columbia

Part A. Fire Escapes, Elevators, Stairways, Etc.


§ 6–701.01. Fire escapes — Buildings used as dwellings; exceptions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 70, ch. 957, § 1; Mar. 2, 1907, 34 Stat. 1247, ch. 2566, § 1; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 843, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-501.

1973 Ed., § 5-301.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 6-701.03.

Cross References

Building regulations, see § 1-303.04.

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(117) 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.


§ 6–701.02. Fire escapes — Commercial buildings; access to escapes; hallway and stairway lights. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 70, ch. 957, § 2; Mar. 2, 1907, 34 Stat. 1247, ch. 2566; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 843, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-502.

1973 Ed., § 5-302.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 6-701.03.

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 401 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 a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 6–701.03. Duty of owner to provide fire safety measures. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 70, ch. 957, § 3; Mar. 2, 1907, 34 Stat. 1247, ch. 2566; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 843, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-503.

1973 Ed., § 5-303.

Cross References

Fire Protection Study Commission, see § 3-1101 et seq.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2, of Fire Alarm Notice and Tenant Fire Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-314, February 22, 2010, 57 DCR 1649).

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 401 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 a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 6–701.03a. Fire safety requirements for high-rise buildings. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, ch. 957, § 3a; as added Mar. 11, 2010, D.C. Law 18-116, § 2, 57 DCR 893; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority under the Fire Alarm Notice and Tenant Fire Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2009, see Mayor’s Order 2009-101, June 12, 2009 ( 56 DCR 6844).


§ 6–701.04. Regulations authorized for enforcement of part. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 4; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 844, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-504.

1973 Ed., § 5-304.

Cross References

Rules and regulations, Council and Mayor, power to make and enforce, see §§ 1-303.03 and 1-303.04.

Editor's Notes

Development of model construction codes: See Act of July 1, 1983, D.C. Law 5-15, 30 DCR 2661.

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(118) 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.


§ 6–701.05. Elevators and stairways extending to basement; exemptions for certain office buildings. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 5; Mar. 2, 1907, 34 Stat. 1247, ch. 2566; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 844, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-505.

1973 Ed., § 5-305.

Cross References

Regulation of elevators, general powers of Council, see § 1-303.44.


§ 6–701.06. Obstruction of halls and stairways. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 6; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 844, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-506.

1973 Ed., § 5-306.


§ 6–701.07. Obstruction of fire escapes and approaches. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 7; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 844, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-507.

1973 Ed., § 5-307.


§ 6–701.08. Violations of part. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 8; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 845, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-508.

1973 Ed., § 5-308.

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 401 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 a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 6–701.09. Notice requiring provision of fire safety measures — Contents. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 9; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 845, ch. 388; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-509.

1973 Ed., § 5-309.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 6-701.10.

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 401 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 a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 6–701.10. Notice requiring provision of fire safety measures — Service; failure of owner to comply. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 71, ch. 957, § 10; Mar. 2, 1907, 34 Stat. 1248, ch. 2566, § 1; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 845, ch. 388; June 11, 1960, 74 Stat. 203, Pub. L. 86-507, § 1(42); May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-510.

1973 Ed., § 5-310.

Cross References

Documentary evidence, prima facie evidence of delivery, certified mail return receipts, see § 14-506.

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 401 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 a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 6–701.11. Injunction to restrain use of building in violation of part. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, 34 Stat. 72, ch. 957, § 11; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 846, ch. 388; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 571, Pub. L. 91-358, title I,§ 155(c)(16); May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-511.

1973 Ed., § 5-311.

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 401 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 a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 6–701.12. Definitions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 19, 1906, ch. 957, § 12; June 4, 1934, 48 Stat. 846, ch. 388; Mar. 21, 1987, D.C. Law 6-216, § 13(d), 34 DCR 1072; May 18, 2016, D.C. Law 21-118, § 7(b), 63 DCR 4645.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 5-512.

1973 Ed., § 5-312.

References in Text

The “Construction Codes Approval and Amendments Act of 1986,” referred to in paragraph (8), is D.C. Law 6-216.