As used in this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter:
- The term "alley" means:
- Any court, thoroughfare, or passage, private or public, less than 30 feet wide at any point; and
- Any court, thoroughfare, or passage, private or public, 30 feet or more in width, that does not open directly with a width of at least 30 feet upon a public street that is at least 40 feet wide from building line to building line.
- The term "inhabited alley" means an alley in or appurtenant to which there are 1 or more alley dwellings.
- The term "alley dwelling" means any dwelling fronting upon or having its principal means of ingress from an alley. This definition does not include an accessory building, such as a garage, with living rooms for servants or other employees, if the principal entrance to the living rooms of the accessory building is from the street property to which it is accessory.
- The term "dwelling" means any building or structure used or designed to be used in whole or in part as a living or a sleeping place by 1 or more human beings.
- The term "person" includes any individual, partnership, corporation, or association.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 5-108.
1973 Ed., § 5-109.
DC CODE § 6-101.07
Current through December 11, 2012
(June 12, 1934, 48 Stat. 933, ch. 465, § 7.)