District of Columbia Laws and Incentives

Listed below are incentives, laws, and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles for District of Columbia. Your local Clean Cities and Communities coalition, Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, can provide you with information about grants and other opportunities. You can also access coalition and other agency contact information in the points of contact section.

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Laws and Incentives

Information in this list is updated throughout the year and comprehensively reviewed annually after District of Columbia's legislative session ends.
Last Comprehensive Review: September 2023

State Incentives

Utility/Private Incentives

Laws and Regulations

Expired, Repealed, and Archived Laws and Incentives

View a list of expired, repealed, and archived laws and incentives in District of Columbia.

Points of Contact

Get contact information for Clean Cities and Communities coalitions or agencies that can help you with clean transportation laws, incentives, and funding opportunities in District of Columbia.

Clean Cities and Communities Coalitions

District of Columbia is home to the following coalitions:

Legislative Session Information

The District of Columbia City Council (Council) meets in continuous session. After the Council has passed a bill, it is transmitted to the mayor for approval. The mayor must sign or veto the bill within 10 business days, or it becomes effective without signature. If the bill is not vetoed, it becomes an act and is assigned an act number. If vetoed, the Council must reconsider the legislation and approve it by two-thirds vote before it is assigned an act number. The new act is then sent to the U.S. Congress for a mandatory review period. Congress has 60 legislative days to review proposed changes to the criminal code and 30 legislative days to review other legislation. Council-passed measures become law if Congress does not adopt a joint resolution of disapproval, which must be signed by the President of the United States.