Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–1101. Fee.

(a) Except as otherwise currently provided in § 601 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations or as otherwise provided by the Council of the District of Columbia, all motor vehicles and trailers registered in the District of Columbia shall be inspected for safety and exhaust emissions at periodic intervals not more than 2 years apart. At the time of registration, or when otherwise established by the Director, an inspection fee shall be levied and collected for each motor vehicle or trailer. The Mayor may issue inspection stickers, without requiring safety and exhaust emissions inspections, for new motor vehicles and trailers not previously registered in any jurisdiction. The new vehicle inspections stickers may be valid for up to a 4-year period.

(b) The Mayor may prescribe regulations and establish a fee to permit a person who owns a motor vehicle or trailer not required to be registered in the District of Columbia to have such motor vehicle or trailer inspected for safety or exhaust emissions in the District of Columbia.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the Mayor may exempt zero and ultra-low emission vehicles, as defined in Part 88 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, (40 C.F.R. 88.101.94 et seq.), from exhaust emissions inspections.

(d) Not Funded.


(Feb. 18, 1938, 52 Stat. 78, ch. 31, § 1; July 16, 1947, 61 Stat. 360, ch. 258, Art. IV, § 1; Oct. 12, 1968, 82 Stat. 1002, Pub. L. 90-567, § 1; Oct. 31, 1969, 83 Stat. 174, Pub. L. 91-106, title IV, § 403; Apr. 7, 1977, D.C. Law 1-110, § 3, 23 DCR 8740; Feb. 25, 1978, D.C. Law 2-41, § 4, 24 DCR 3629; Mar. 16, 1982, D.C. Law 4-82, § 2, 29 DCR 159; Apr. 3, 1982, D.C. Law 4-97, § 8, 29 DCR 765; July 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-122, § 3, 29 DCR 2080; Aug. 17, 1991, D.C. Law 9-30, § 3, 38 DCR 4215; Apr. 26, 1994, D.C. Law 10-106, § 2(a), 41 DCR 1014; Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-289, § 203(a), 48 DCR 2057; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-279, § 203, 54 DCR 903; Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 6012, 55 DCR 7598; Jan. 25, 2018, D.C. Law 22-47, § 2, 64 DCR 12403.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-201.

1973 Ed., § 40-201.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 50-1102 and § 50-2201.03.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-289, in subsec. (a), substituted “At the time of registration, or when otherwise established by the Director, an inspection fee shall be levied and collected for each motor vehicle or trailer.” for “At the time of the registration of each motor vehicle or trailer there shall be levied and collected an inspection fee which shall be included in and be a part of the total registration fee.”

D.C. Law 16-279, in subsec. (a), substituted “new motor vehicles and trailers” for “new passenger vehicles”; and added subsec. (c).

D.C. Law 17-219, in subsec. (a), substituted “valid for up to a 4-year period” for “valid for a 2-year period”.

Cross References

Registration of motor vehicles, fee schedules, see § 50-1501.03.

Regulation of traffic, power to promulgate regulations, see § 50-2201.03.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-47: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-47 provided that the change made to this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 22-47 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 107 of Omnibus Budget Support Temporary Act of 1991 (D.C. Law 9-19, June 21, 1991, law notification 38 DCR 5786).