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The DC Code: § 6-601.01 Nonfireproof dwellings.

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

No combustible or nonfireproof building in the District of Columbia used or occupied or intended to be used or occupied as a dwelling, flat, apartment house, tenement, lodging or boarding house, hospital, dormitory, or for any similar purpose shall be erected, altered, or raised to a height of more than 4 stories, or more than 55 feet in height above the sidewalk, and no combustible or nonfireproof building shall be converted to any of the uses aforesaid if it exceeds either of said limits of height.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 5-401. 1973 Ed., § 5-401. DC CODE § 6-601.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(June 1, 1910, 36 Stat. 452, ch. 263, § 1; May 20, 1912, 37 Stat. 114, ch. 124.)