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Vehicle Registration Fees
|Passenger Class A Vehicle Registration||Fee|
|3,499 lbs or less||$72.00/year|
|3,500 lbs - 4,999 lbs||$115.00/year|
|5,000 lbs or more||$155.00/year|
|Clean Fuel/Electric Vehicle (Hybrid) (first time registration only)||$36.00/year|
|Motor Driven Cycle||$30.00/year|
|Vehicle Registration Reinstatement||$98.00|
|Commercial Class B Vehicle Registration||Fee|
|3,499 lbs or less||$125.00/year|
|3,500 lbs - 4,999 lbs||$160.00/year|
|5,000 lbs - 6,999 lbs||$220.00/year|
|7,000 lbs - 9,999 lbs||$300.00/year|
|10,000 lbs or more||$575.00/year|
|Each Additional 1000 lbs over 10,000 lbs = $575.00 + $25.00|
|Trailer Class C Vehicle Registration||Fee|
|1,499 lbs or less||$50.00/year|
|1,500 lbs - 3,499 lbs||$125.00/year|
|3,500 lbs - 4,999 lbs||$250.00/year|
|5,000 lbs - 6,999 lbs||$400.00/year|
|7,000 lbs - 10,999 lbs||$500.00/year|
|11,000 lbs - 11,999 lbs||$550.00/year|
|Each Additional 1000 lbs over 11,000 lbs = $550.00 + $50.00|
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.
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 list [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).