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The DC Code: § 42-3171.01 Definitions.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Abandoned property" means:
A
A structure:
i
That is unoccupied by an owner or a tenant; and
ii
On which the real property tax imposed by § 47-811 has not been paid in 18 months;
B
A vacant lot on which the real property tax imposed by § 47-811 has not been paid in 18 months;
C
A structure:
i
That is unoccupied by an owner or tenant;
ii
That the Mayor has determined is structurally unsafe; and
iii
Regarding which the Mayor has issued to the owner a notice requiring that the owner cause the structure to conform with any provision of the fire code, building code, or housing code, or to demolish the structure for safety reasons, and the owner has failed to act in response to the Mayor's notice within the period of time established by statute, regulation, or the notice; or
D
A vacant lot on which a building has been demolished.
1A
"Blighted Area" shall have the meaning as set forth in § 2-1219.01(6).
2
"Deteriorated property" means real property:
A
The Mayor has determined constitutes a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare;
B
The Mayor has determined contributes to the blight or dilapidation of the area immediately surrounding the property; or
C
As to which, if the real property contains a structure, the Mayor has issued to the owner a notice requiring the owner to conform the structure to any provision of the fire code, building code, or housing code, or to demolish the structure for safety reasons, and the owner has failed to act in response to the Mayor's notice within the period of time established by statute, regulation, or the notice.
3
"Owner" means a person who holds legal title to an interest in real property as reflected in the records of the Recorder of Deeds.
4
"Slum and blight" means one or more parcels of land, whether vacant or improved, that are in a blighted area or exhibit one or more characteristics of a blighted area.
5
"Tenant" shall have the meaning set forth in § 42-3501.03(36).

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-190 made nonsubstantive changes in par. (2)(B). D.C. Law 14-213, in par. (4), validated a previously made technical correction. D.C. Law 16-119 added par. (1A); and rewrote par. (4), which had read as follows: "(4) 'Slum and blight' means properties in a blighted area, as that term is defined in § 2-1219.01(6)." D.C. Law 17-353 validated previously made technical corrections in pars.   (1A), (2)(C), and (4). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1002(a) of Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-453, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8026). Legislative History of Laws Law 14-114, the "Housing Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-183, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on     December 4, 2001, and January 8, 2002, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on February 6, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-267 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 14-114 became effective on April 19, 2002. For Law 14-190, see notes following § 42-204. For Law 14-213, see notes following § 42-1102. Law 16-119, the "Home Again Initiative Community Development Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-403 which was referred to the Committee on Economic Development.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 7, 2006, and March 7, 2006, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on March 23, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-336 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C.  Law 16-119 became effective on June 8, 2006. For Law 17-353, see notes following § 42-1103. Delegation of Authority Delegation of Authority Under D.C. Law 13-281, the "Abatement and Condemnation of Nuisance Property Omnibus Amendment Act of 2002", see Mayor's Order 2002-33, March 1, 2002 (49 DCR 1875). Delegation of Authority to the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, see Mayor's Order 2007-209, September 27, 2007 (55 DCR 133). Miscellaneous Notes Section 1101 of D.C. Law 14-114 provides: "The Mayor, pursuant to Title I of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.), shall promulgate rules to implement this act." Short title of title X of Law 14-190: Section 1001 of D.C. Law 14-190 provided that title X of the act may be cited as the Quick Acquisition of Abandoned and Nuisance Property Amendment Act of 2002. DC CODE § 42-3171.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-281, § 431, as added Apr. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-114, § 102, 49 DCR 1468; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-190, § 1002(a), 49 DCR 6968; Oct. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-213, § 29(a), 49 DCR 8140; June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-119, § 2, 53 DCR 2609; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, §§ 115, 182, 56 DCR 1117.)