State Law In

District of Columbia

  • What does state law say?

    Current criminal statutes do not address social hosting.

  • Can the adult be sued?

    The State of District of Columbia has not enacted a law regarding civil penalties for social hosting.

  • Are there local laws that I should be aware of?

    It is possible. Check with your local municipality since there are some communities that enact additional local ordinances which can include fines and other penalties.