Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1811. Penalty.

(a) The Mayor, pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to set specific fine amounts for violations of each provision of this subchapter; provided, that the fines shall not exceed the following amounts:

(1) $500 for each offense, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection.

(2) $1000 for each offense for violations of § 8-1808(n), (o) or (p)(1).

(b) Fines issued under this section shall not preclude any other criminal or civil penalty or enforcement action provided by District law.


(Oct. 18, 1979, D.C. Law 3-30, § 12, 26 DCR 765; Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-236, § 2(e), 40 DCR 614; Dec. 20, 2017, D.C. Law 22-37, § 2(n), 64 DCR 11682.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-1011.

1973 Ed., § 6-2411.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(n) of Standard of Care for Animals Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-165, Oct. 23, 2017, 64 DCR 10792).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(m) of Standard of Care for Animals Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-137, July 31, 2017, 64 DCR 7787).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Dangerous Dog Designation Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-351, August 12, 1996, 43 DCR 4553).