Code of the District of Columbia

§ 9–201.01. Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter the term:

(1) “Alley” means any public alley, as recorded in the records of the Office of the Surveyor, from its intersection with a street or another alley to its next intersection with a street or alley, or where it dead-ends.

(2) “Council” means the Council of the District of Columbia.

(2A) “DDOT” means the District Department of Transportation.

(3) “District” means the District of Columbia government.

(4) “Highway plan” means the plan of the permanent system of highways developed pursuant to § 9-103.01 et seq.

(4A) "Initiator" means the individual or entity that makes a request to the Mayor or a Councilmember to sponsor legislation proposing the designation of an official or symbolic name of an alley or street, or portion thereof, or an official name of a public space other than an alley or street, or portion thereof, and shall not include the Mayor, the Council, or any Councilmember.

(5) “Mayor” means the Mayor of the District of Columbia, or the Mayor’s designated representative.

(5A) "Official name" means the legal designation of an alley or street, or portion thereof, for use in a mailing address and other official purposes.

(5B) "Other public space" means a public space other than an alley or street.

(6) “Owner” means the owner(s) of record as shown on the records in the Department of Finance and Revenue.

(7) “Street” means any public right-of-way, recorded as a street, road, or highway in the records of the Office of the Surveyor.

(8) “Surveyor” means the Surveyor of the District of Columbia.

(9) "Symbolic name" means a ceremonial name given to an alley or street, or portion thereof, or other public space that is in addition and subordinate to its official name.


(Mar. 10, 1983, D.C. Law 4-201, § 101, 30 DCR 148; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 18, 43 DCR 530; Oct. 22, 2008, D.C. Law 17-246, § 2(a), 55 DCR 9010; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-161, § 2(a), 63 DCR 10912; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1142(a), 64 DCR 7652.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 7-411.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-246 added par. (2A).

Cross References

Surveyor of the District of Columbia, duties, see § 1-1301 et seq.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1142(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1142(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

References in Text

Pursuant to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s “Notice of Public Interest” published in the April 18, 1997, issue of the District of Columbia Register ( 44 DCR 2345) the Office of Tax and Revenue assumed all of the duties and functions previously performed by the Department of Finance and Revenue, as set forth in Commissioner’s Order 69-96, dated March 7, 1969. This action was made effective January 22, 1997, nunc pro tunc.