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The DC Code: § 6-501 Review of building permit applications; design and construction requirements.

Index6 Housing and Building Restrictions and Regulations. (Refs & Annos)

The Mayor shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has flood hazard, the proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated homes) must:

Be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure;
Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 5-301. 1973 Ed., § 5-1101. Legislative History of Laws Law 1-64, the "District of Columbia Applications Insurance Implementation Act," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-209, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 27, 1976, and February 24, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on March 19, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-95 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 1-64, the "D.C. Applications Insurance Implementation Act", see Mayor's Order 98-46, April 15, 1998 (45 DCR 2691). Miscellaneous Notes Authority under District of Columbia Applications Insurance Implementation Act delegated: See Mayor's Order 84-193, November 2, 1984. DC CODE § 6-501 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 26, 1976, D.C. Law 1-64, § 2, 22 DCR 7146.)