§ 6–703.01. Fees for inspection of buildings; fees for annual hauling permits for certain multiaxle motor vehicles.
(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized and directed, from time to time, to prescribe a schedule of fees to be paid for inspecting passenger elevators and for inspecting hotels, public halls, moving-picture shows, theaters, and other places of amusement which are required to have annual licenses, and for inspecting buildings which are required by law to have fire escapes; and he is further authorized and directed to impose fees for all inspections of service to be performed by any public officer or employee of the District of Columbia under any law or regulation in force July 11, 1919, or thereafter enacted; said fees to cover the cost and expense of such inspections or service; and a schedule of such fees shall be printed and conspicuously displayed in the office of the said Mayor, and said fees shall be paid to the Collector of Taxes, District of Columbia, and paid for each fiscal year into the General Fund of the District of Columbia. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding sentence, in the case of a single unit motor vehicle which has 3 or more axles and is designed to unload itself and which is operated in the District of Columbia under an annual hauling permit of the District of Columbia, the fee for such permit shall be as follows:
(1) $680 if such motor vehicle is first placed in service after July 1, 1970;
(2) If such motor vehicle is in service on or before July 1, 1970, and operated at a gross weight:
(A) In excess of the weight permitted under normal operations under applicable regulations of the Mayor of the District of Columbia but less than 50,000 pounds, a fee of $380;
(B) Of 50,000 pounds or more but less than 55,000 pounds, a fee of $480;
(C) Of 55,000 pounds or more but less than 60,000 pounds, a fee of $580; or
(D) Of 60,000 pounds or more, not to exceed 65,000 pounds, a fee of $680.
(b) The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized to increase, from time to time, the fees prescribed by paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of this section, taking into account expenditures for the purpose of repairing or replacing highway structures and roadway pavements requiring such repair or replacement as a result of the operation of the motor vehicles for which hauling permit fees are prescribed under the preceding sentence. Proceeds from fees from annual hauling permits for such vehicles shall be deposited in the highway fund created by § 47-2301.