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Dealer and Commercial Vehicle Fees


Dealer Fees Fee
Dealer/Transfer Tag Fee (per tag) $75.00
Replacement Dealer Tags $10.00
Dealership Registration/Registration Renewal Annual basis $100.00
Dealer Proof of Ownership No Fee
Duplicate Dealer Proof of Ownership No Fee
Temporary Registration Certificates No Fee
Special Use Certificates No Fee
Duplicate Dealer Tag Registration Sticker No Fee


Multi-Owner Fleet Program Fee
Annual Fee (per tag) $10.00/year


Taxi / Limo Fees Fee
DCTC License $75.00/year
Out of State Registration Taxi/Limo Fee
(for non-DC residents)
Interjurisdictional Limo DCTC $400.00/year
Duplicate Interjurisdictional Limo DCTC $100.00


Digital Certificate Fee
Digital Certificate Annual Fee $100.00
Digital Certificate Annual Renewal Fee $100.00

Payment and Credit Cards

  • DMV accepts payments in the form of cash, check, money order, or credit card.
  • DC Government accepts VISA and MasterCard credit cards. DC Government does not accept American Express and Discover credit cards.
  • All outstanding debts (child support payments, outstanding tickets, and dishonored checks) to the DC Government must be satisfied before completing most of your DMV transactions.

Excise Tax

Information on the excise tax for DC titles can be found at DC Official Code § 50-2201.03. Many vehicles are exempt from DC excise tax. Review our excise tax exemption chart [PDF]. Rates are applied to the fair market value (as defined by the current National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Business Guide for the Eastern Region) of the vehicle at the time of application (reference 18 DCMR §401.16).