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Obtain Specialty Vehicle Tags
In addition to the regular series vehicle tags, the District has a number of specialty tags from which to choose. The specialty tag fee is composed of a one-time fee and an extra annual display fee (which is in addition to any regular registration fee).
You must bring the following to a DMV service center to obtain a specialty tag:
- Valid Identification of the Registered Owner(s)
Existing Vehicle Tags
Note: If you do not surrender your existing tags, you will be liable for any tickets that may be received by the tag.
Currently Available Specialty Tags
Anacostia River Commemorative License Tag
Anacostia River Commemorative License Tag is the only special environmental tags sold at the DMV. The funds collected are used to restore and protect the Anacostia River.
The new plate features silhouettes of two kayakers. It bears the letters "ENV" above the standard "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" slogan.
DMV is issuing DC Veteran Tags on behalf of the Office of Veteran Affairs. The specialty veteran tags can only be used on passenger cars, pickup trucks and vans. There are additional fees other than registration fees for specialty tags.
In order to secure the tags, you must provide proof of military service to the DC Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) and an application [PDF] issued by OVA must be completed, which will verify eligibility. Interested residents may apply at the Office of Veteran Affairs office at 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570 South. After receiving a completed application from OVA, the following documents must be presented at a DMV service center in order to secure the Veterans tags:
- Completed application from the Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) showing eligibility for issuance of the DC Veteran plate.
- DC driver license and vehicle registration of the registered owner(s)