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Obtain DC Resident New Car Parking Permit

A DC resident new car permit may be issued when a resident in a residential zoned neighborhood purchases a new (or used) vehicle from a dealership and receives temporary tags from the dealership to use while the final paperwork is being processed with DMV. You or the dealership must present the following documents at a DMV Service Center:

  • Valid temporary tag registration for the vehicle.
  • Proof of DC Insurance for the vehicle.
  • Copy of DC Drivers License

The parking permit is free of charge and valid for up to 45 days. Since hard tags must be obtained for the vehicle within the 45 day period, the permit is not renewable.

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