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Adjudication Services has moved to 955 L’Enfant Plaza, SW. The location at 301 C Street, NW has closed permanently.

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About DC DMV

The mission of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is to promote public safety by ensuring the safe operation of motor vehicles.

Every day, DC DMV directly serves an average of 3,200 District residents—and non-residents—more than almost any other District government agency. DC DMV provides service to more than 621,000 licensed drivers or identification card holders and 308,000 registered vehicles at four service centers. We service more than 2.4 million tickets annually, by collecting payments or providing citizens the means to contest the tickets.  We also conduct over 187,000 vehicle inspections each year.

To achieve our mission, we have three operational program areas: Ticket Services, Driver Services, and Vehicle Services.

Ticket Services

DC DMV processes parking, photo enforcement, and minor moving violation tickets and provides notices, hearings, and hearing support services for those who get the tickets. The service we provide ensures that people get sound legal decisions regarding their tickets and proper processing of any payments they must make on them.

Note: DC DMV does NOT issue tickets.  Parking, photo enforcement, and minor moving violation tickets are issued by the Department of Public Works, the DC Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies including the Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol Police, US Park Police, and more than 30 other agencies.

You can access more information on DC DMV Ticket Services at the link below:

Driver Services

DC DMV provides driver certification and identification services to District residents to ensure they have the proper credentials to drive or otherwise operate their vehicles legally. DC DMV credentials show an individual’s identity, residency, and driving qualifications.

You can access more information on DC DMV Driver Services at the link below:

Vehicle Services

DC DMV provides certification and inspection services to residents, businesses, and government entities so they may legally park, drive, and sell their vehicles in the District of Columbia.

You can access more information on DC DMV Vehicle Services at the link below:

 

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