$100 Fine for ICEing an EV Charging Spot in Washington, DC

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Virginia and Maryland have no statewide law to prohibit “ICEing” an EV charging spot. But in Washington, DC, you are subject to a $100.00 fine if you get ticketed for parking a vehicle in an EV charging spot unless it is an electric vehicle being charged.

The Washington “Anti-ICEing” law is presented in the D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR) as being adopted in 2011. The penalty for ICEing is the same as for unauthorized parking in a car-sharing (e.g. zipcar) spot.

Steep Penalty for “ICEing” in the Nation’s Capital
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No parking except for an electric vehicle while being charged. [2406.14]

§ 18-2406
PARKING PROHIBITED BY POSTED SIGN

2406.14. The Director is authorized to establish reserved on-street parking spaces for the exclusive use of charging electric vehicles, provided:

Parking in spaces established pursuant to this subsection shall be permitted only for electric vehicles while they are being charged in accordance with the guidelines provided on the charging station;

Unauthorized vehicles parked in such spaces shall be in violation of this subsection and subject to the fine set forth in § 2601; and

A vehicle occupying a space established pursuant to this subsection shall be required to pay the parking meter rates for that space in addition to any inconvenience fee specified in 24 DCMR § 225.1(r).

2406.15. On-street parking spaces reserved for the exclusive use of charging electric vehicles shall be considered part of the Premium Demand Parking Meter Rate Zone.

2406.16. Vehicles may not park and charge for more than four (4) hours between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday at an on-street parking space reserved for the exclusive use of charging electric vehicles.

2406.17. Notwithstanding §§ 2404.9 and 2406.16, on-street parking spaces reserved for the exclusive use of charging electric vehicles, and the associated fees, shall be in effect at all times.

2601 Parking and Other Non-Moving Infractions PDF

Rule: 18-2406 Parking Prohibited by Posted Sign