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As of noon today, Friday, October 21, 2016, DC DMV cannot process licensing and vehicle transactions using a credit card.  Only cash, checks and money orders can be accepted.  This issue is due to today’s cyberattack which is impacting the East Coast.  Adjudication Services’ ticket payments have not been affected.  We will update with additional information as it becomes available.

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District DMV Locations to Close for DC Emancipation Day

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

District DMV Locations to Close for DC Emancipation Day

(WASHINGTON, DC) – In observance of DC Emancipation Day, all District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) locations will be closed on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. All DC DMV service centers, adjudication services, and inspection station will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Customers are encouraged to plan ahead as the days before and after a holiday are usually busy. The following services are available online at



DC DMV has more than 40 online services, enabling customers to “skip the in-person trip.”


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