MAYOR AND EXECUTIVE AGENCIES - RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE OCCASIONAL USE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS AND CONDUCT WHILE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND GROUNDS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - PERMITS


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1401 PERMITS

1401.1 Any person or organization desiring to use a public area of a public building or grounds or any room designated for occasional public use by the Building Manager, Facility Management Division (“FMD”), Office of Property Management, shall first obtain a permit from the Building Manager.

1401.2 The applicant shall submit to the Building Manager, FMD, a copy, sample, or description of any materials or items proposed for distribution or display and a written statement setting forth the following:

(a) The full name, mailing address, and telephone number of the applicant;

(b) The full name, mailing address, and telephone number of the person or organization sponsoring, promoting, or conducting the proposed activities;

(c) The full name, mailing address, and telephone number of the individual person or persons who will have supervision of and responsibility for the activity;

(d) A description of the proposed activity;

(e) The proposed dates and hours during which the activity is to be carried out; and

(f) The approximate number of persons to be engaged in this activity if known.

1401.3 If the proposed activity will involve the solicitation of donations, the applicant shall submit a signed statement that:

(a) The applicant is a representative of, and will be soliciting funds for the sole benefit of, a religion or religious group; or

(b) The applicant’s organization has received an official ruling of tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under 26 U.S.C. § 501, or has applied for such a ruling and that application is still in process.

1401.4 If the applicant claims to represent an organization, a letter or other documentation shall be required showing that the applicant has authority to represent the organization.

1401.5 The Building Manager, FMD, shall not issue a permit for any of the following activities:

(a) Soliciting alms unless a statement has been filed that complies with § 1401.3;

(b) Commercial or political soliciting;

(c) Vending, of all kinds, except to D.C. Government groups and organizations;

(d) Displaying or distributing commercial advertising; and

(e) Collecting private debt.

1401.6 Applications shall be filed during regular working hours in the Facility Management Division or such other place as may be designated. Applications may be submitted by mail or in person.

1401.7 A single permit shall be issued within ten (10) days following receipt of the completed application by the Building Manager, FMD, as follows:

(a) Each permit shall authorize the permittee to conduct the activity for the period of time requested; provided that a permit shall not be issued for a period of time in excess of thirty (30) calendar days, unless specifically approved by the Administrator, FMD. After the expiration of the permit, a new permit may be issued to the former permit holder upon submission of a new application. In such a case, applicants may be permitted to incorporate by reference any required information or documentation filed with a previous application; and

(b) If permits are requested for the same public area for the same time period, the Building Manager, FMD, shall issue permits on a first-come-first-serve basis.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 36 DCR 1316-18 (February 17, 1989).

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Bureau of Facility Management (BFM), Buildings Management Administration (BMA), referenced in this chapter in earlier editions of Title 1 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulation, was formerly a component of DAS. Subsequent to the transfer of real property management functions from DAS to OPM, the BFM, BMA has been redesignated the Facility Management Division. Therefore, all prior references in this chapter to the Bureau of Facility Management (or BFM) or Buildings Management Administration (or BMA) have been replaced with Facility Management Division (or FMD) and the Office of Property Management (or OPM), respectively. Other technical changes made to this chapter include the substitution of “Building Manager, FMD” for “Chief, BMD” and “Administrator, FMD” for “Associate Director, BMA.”