Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–332. Enforcement and issuance of citations; report.

(a) The Department of For-Hire Vehicles and the Metropolitan Police Department shall concurrently enforce and issue citations relating to Taxicab requirements.

(b) On November 1st of each year the Mayor shall provide to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, or a successor committee with oversight of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles, a report on the number of civil citations issued pursuant to 31 DCMR § 825 and laws and regulations of the District of Columbia, and a report on any criminal infractions issued during the prior fiscal year.

(c) On a quarterly basis, beginning in FY 2002, the Department of For-Hire Vehicles shall issue a report to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, or a successor committee with oversight of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles, containing the number of civil infractions issued pursuant to 31 DCMR § 825, by vehicle inspection officers. This document shall also indicate the number of infractions that were deemed liable through the adjudication process.


(Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-198, § 505, 43 DCR 4569; Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 2502, 48 DCR 6981; June 22, 2016, D.C. Law 21-124, § 501(i), 63 DCR 7076.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-1722.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-28 rewrote the section which had read as follows: “The Metropolitan Police Department shall enforce and issue citations relating to taxicab requirements including notices of civil infractions issued pursuant to 31 DCMR 825. The Metropolitan Police Department shall provide to the Taxicab Commission, on a an annual basis, a report on the number of citations issued to vehicles for hire.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of section, see § 505 of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-302, July 25, 1996, 43 DCR 4181), see § 505 of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-429, October 29, 1996, 43 DCR 6151), and see § 505 of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Congressional Adjournment Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-2, February 19, 1997, 44 DCR 1590).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2302 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 505 of Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-226, April 9, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2584).