Code of the District of Columbia

§ 25–765. Advertisement on windows and doors of licensed establishment.

(a) Advertisements relating to alcoholic beverages shall only be displayed in the window of a licensed establishment if the total area covered by the advertisements does not exceed 25% of the window space.

(b) Advertisements relating to alcoholic beverages shall not be displayed on the exterior of any window or on the exterior or interior of any door.

(c) Advertisements related to game of skill machines shall not be placed on the interior or exterior of a window or on the exterior of a door that is used to enter or exit the licensed establishment.


(May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-270, § 2(e)(7), 62 DCR 1866; Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-280, § 8(d)(3), 68 DCR 001156.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-270 substituted “to alcoholic beverages” for “to the prices of alcoholic beverages” in (a).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(d)(3) of Revised Game of Skill Machines Consumer Protections Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-16, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002559).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(d)(3) of Revised Game of Skill Machines Consumer Protections Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-479, Oct. 1, 2020, 67 DCR 13284).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d)(4) of Games of Skill Consumer Protection Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-229, Feb. 27, 2020, 0 DCR 0).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(d)(3) of Revised Game of Skill Machines Consumer Protections Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-257, Mar. 16, 2021, 67 DCR 13932).

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d)(4) of Games of Skill Consumer Protection Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-93, May 6, 2020, 67 DCR 3522).