Code of the District of Columbia

§ 28–4103. Penalties.

(a)(1) A person who violates § 28-4102(a) or § 28-4102.01 shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000.

(2) The Mayor may revoke, suspend, or limit the license, permit, or certificate of occupancy of a person who violates § 28-4102(a) or § 28-4102.01.

(b) A violation of § 28-4102(a) or § 28-4102.01 shall be a civil infraction for the purposes of [Chapter 18 of Title 2]. Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as sanctions for any infraction, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.

(c) When the Office of the Attorney General brings a civil action for any violation of §​ 28-4102(a) or § 28-4102.01 under the authority granted in § 28-3909, the maximum penalty authorized by § 28-3909 shall be assessed for each such violation.


(Mar. 20, 1992, D.C. Law 9-80, § 2, 39 DCR 675; Feb. 5, 1994, D.C. Law 10-68, § 27(h), 40 DCR 6311; Oct. 9, 2020, D.C. Law 23-130, § 306(d), 67 DCR 8622.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 28-4103.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 306(d) of Coronavirus Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 [Effective August 19, 2020 through October 8, 2020] (D.C. Act 23-405, Aug. 19, 2020, 67 DCR 10235).