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Documents Required for Vehicle Registration

Documents Required to Obtain a DC Vehicle Registration

The following documents are required to register a vehicle at an applicable fee:

The Document Verification Guide will assist you with determining which documents you will need to collect and bring to DC DMV. Click here to begin.

For Multiple Vehicle Owners:

If the secondary owner of the vehicle lives in a different state, you must bring a letter of authorization with you to DMV in order to act on the other person’s behalf, and a copy of their driver license or non-driver ID card.

If multiple owners want to be added to the vehicle registration, they must have a valid DC driver license or non-driver ID card. All owners must already be listed on the title/Certificate of Origin and any lien/leased paperwork.

All documents must match the information provided on the application.

Note: At least one owner on the title must be a DC resident.


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