Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2510.07b. Time of execution of search warrants.

(a) A search warrant issued under § 7-2510.07a shall not be executed after the expiration of the extreme risk protection order it accompanies, or after 10 days from the date the warrant was issued, whichever is earlier.

(b) The search warrant shall be returned to the court after its execution or expiration in accordance with § 7-2510.07a(e)(6)(e)(6).

(c) A search warrant issued under § 7-2510.07a may be executed on any day of the week and, in the absence of express authorization in the warrant pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, shall be executed only between 6 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

(d) If the court finds that there is probable cause to believe that the search warrant cannot be executed between 6 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., the property sought is likely to be removed or destroyed if not seized forthwith, or the property sought is not likely to be found except at certain times or in certain circumstances, the court may include in the search warrant an authorization for execution at any time of day or night.


(Sept. 24, 1976, D.C. Law 1-85, title X, § 1007b; as added Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-274, § 102(k), 68 DCR 001034.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 4(n) of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-25, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002604).