Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–3226.09. Civil penalties.

(a) The following penalties may be imposed in addition to those otherwise available at law:

(1) Any telephone solicitor who violates any provision of this subchapter may be fined up to $1,000 per violation.

(2) A permit or license shall be revoked or suspended if the seller or telephone solicitor fails to comply with the registration requirements of this subchapter.

(3) A judge may impose treble damages against any telephone solicitor who knowingly targets elderly persons or persons with disabilities.

(b) Fines shall be payable to the Fraud Prevention Fund established in § 22-3226.14.


(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 126i; as added June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-301, § 102, 47 DCR 7039; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 36, 53 DCR 6198.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 22-3226.06 and § 22-3226.15.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-305, in subsec. (a)(3), substituted “persons or persons with disabilities” for “or disabled persons”.