Code of the District of Columbia

§ 10–1141.03a. Waiver or reduction of permit fees for the occupation of public space, public rights of way, and public structures.

(a) The Mayor may waive or reduce any permit fee, except for the application fee, to occupy or otherwise use public space, public rights of way, or public structures for a project that:

(1) Is conducted by a civic association or a Business Improvement District or Community Improvement District established pursuant to subchapter VIII of Chapter 12 of Title 2 [§ 2-1215.01 et seq.];

(2) In the Mayor’s determination, serves a public benefit;

(3) Does not impose costs on the District government; and

(4) Does not involve commercial sponsorship.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term "civic association" means an organization that is:

(1) Comprised of residents of the community within which the public space, public right of way, or public structure is located;

(2) Operated primarily for the improvement of the community within which the public space, public right of way, or public structure is located; and

(3) Exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), (4)).


(Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-198, § 603a; as added Dec. 2, 2011, D.C. Law 19-48, § 2, 58 DCR 8943; Oct. 8. 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 6162, 63 DCR 10775; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1152, 64 DCR 7652; July 3, 2018, D.C. Law 22-124, § 110(b), 65 DCR 5091.)

Applicability

Section 301 of D.C. Law 22-124 provided that the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 22-124 shall apply as of October 1, 2017.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1152 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 § 1152 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of Civic Associations Public Space Permit Fee Waiver Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-372, Apr. 27, 2016, 63 DCR 6852).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2 of Public Space Permit Fee Waiver Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-163, October 11, 2011, 58 DCR 8892).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of Civic Associations Public Space Permit Fee Waiver Temporary Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Law 21-129, July 1, 2016, 63 DCR 7106).