District of Columbia Age of Majority Law

Minors – Age of Majority – District of Columbia

Notwithstanding any rule of common or other law to the contrary in effect on July 22, 1976, the age of majority in the District of Columbia shall be 18 years of age, except that this chapter shall not affect any common-law or statutory right to child support.

Title 46, Chap. 1, § 46-101

Age of Majority
18 (§46-101)

Not specified

Common law; cannot be charged unless promise made in writing after age of majority (§28-3505)

Ability to Sue
By representative (§12-302)

Consent to Medical Treatment
If connected to pregnancy, substance abuse, psychological disturbance, or sexually transmitted disease (22 DCMR §600.7)

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