Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2861. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1)(A) “Applicant” means:

(i) An individual, business, or other entity that applies for the license or permit; and

(ii) Any person that owns a majority interest in the business or other entity; provided, that this sub-subparagraph shall not apply to a majority interest in a publicly-traded corporation.

(B) For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “majority interest” means:

(i) In the case of a corporation, more than 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the corporation or more than 50% of the total value of all of the corporation;

(ii) In the case of a partnership, or entity treated as a partnership, more than 50% of the total interest in the capital or profits of a partnership or entity treated as a partnership; or

(iii) In the case of a trust, more than 50% of the beneficial interest in a trust.

(1A) “District government” means the Mayor, any executive branch or independent agency except the courts, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, or any board or commission other than the Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

(1B) “District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority service fees” or “service fees” means all fees or charges, including penalty and interest, billed by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

(2) “License” and “permit” means any license or permit issued by the District government, except that the terms “license” and “permit” shall not include:

(A) Any license or permit required pursuant § 6-1401 et seq.; or

(B) Any license or permit determined by the Mayor to be necessary to secure, remove, or otherwise remedy an unsafe and hazardous condition that presents an immediate threat to public health or safety.

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

(4) “Taxes” means any tax or fee, including any penalties or interest associated with such tax or fee, administered by the District of Columbia Department of Finance and Revenue or its successor agency.