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Proof of DC Insurance

In order to register a vehicle, an individual must obtain a liability insurance policy through an approved insurance company licensed to conduct business in the District of Columbia, or their authorized agent. The policy must meet DC insurance requirements.

Primary Sources (one required) - may be copies:

  • DC Insurance policy with dates of coverage as well as vehicle identification number (VIN), make, year of vehicle and DC address of vehicle
  • DC Insurance card with unexpired expiration date as well as vehicle identification number (VIN), make, year of vehicle and DC address of vehicle
  • Letter of Certification insurance company letterhead, verifying DC coverage dates as well as vehicle identification number (VIN), make, year of vehicle and DC address of vehicle


Note: DC Insurance must be continuously maintained as long as the vehicle is registered and insurance lapses are subject to fees. Insurance should not be cancelled before the vehicle tags have been surrendered to DMV. Failure to do so could result in an insurance lapse.