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Valid Identification for Vehicle Registration

The residency requirements for registration and driver’s licenses are the same. DC residents must register their vehicles in DC and their driver license, if any, must be a DC license.

You must have one of the following documents for each owner:

Note:  If you are mailing your duplicate vehicle title request, please include a copy of the valid DC driver license OR learner's permit OR non-Drivers ID card for each owner.

If applicant does not own the vehicle, the following documents are required:

  • Vehicle Power of Attorney [PDF]
  • A copy of the vehicle owner's DC driver license, DC learner permit, or DC identification card.
  • Valid DC or out of state driver license, learner permit, or identification card of the person processing the transaction.

If you possess an out-of-state driver license and would like to register your vehicle in DC, you must convert to a DC driver license prior to registering your vehicle.