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The DC Code: § 6-1109.03 Prevention of demolition by neglect.

Index6 Housing and Building Restrictions and Regulations. (Refs & Annos)
a
If the Mayor determines that an historic landmark or a contributing building or structure within a historic district is threatened by demolition by neglect, upon obtaining an order from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the Mayor may:
1
Require the owner to repair all conditions contributing to demolition by neglect; or
2
If the owner does not make the required repairs within a reasonable period of time, enter the property and make the repairs necessary to prevent demolition by neglect.
b
The cost of any work undertaken pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be charged to the owner and may be levied by the District of Columbia as a special assessment against the real property. The special assessment shall be a lien against the real property.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-185, see notes following § 6-1101. DC CODE § 6-1109.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-144, § 10c, as added Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-185, § 2(n), 53 DCR 6712.)