• Current through October 23, 2012

The flag of the District of Columbia shall be 3 red stars in the upper portion of the flag (the chief), with 2 red horizontal bars on a field of white. All proportions described in this section are expressed in relation to the flag's vertical dimension (the hoist). The chief shall be 3/10 of the hoist, the horizontal red bars shall be 2/10, the base and white space between the 2 bars shall be 2/10 and 1/10, respectively. The red stars shall be 2/10 in diameter, and shall be spaced equidistant in the fly. The length of the fly shall depend on the proportions of the flag upon which this design may be displayed.

(Mar. 25, 2003, D.C. Law 14-237, § 2, 49 DCR 10485.)


Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 1-171.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 14-237, the "District of Columbia Flag Adoption and Design Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-647, which was referred to the Committee on the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 2, 2002, and October 1, 2002, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 23, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-516 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 14-237 became effective on March 25, 2003.