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Obtain Reciprocity Permit for Temporary and Part-Time Residents

To qualify for a reciprocity permit you must meet the following criteria, have the documents listed below and pay applicable permit fees. If you live on a street zoned for residential parking, as indicated by a two-hour residential restriction sign on your block, you may obtain a residential parking permit (RPP) for an additional fee. Applicants must present the following documents at a DMV Service Center:

Full-time student attending a college or university in District of Columbia

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable.

  • Statement from registrar's office on the college's or university's letterhead stating that you are a full time student
  • Valid out-of-state driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration with student's name on the registration
  • Proof of Insurance with student's name on the insurance as required by the issuing registration jurisdiction.
  • Proof of DC residency

Note: DC law prevents students in Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) areas 2A and 2E; 3D01, 3D02, 3D07, 3D08, and 3D10 (area near American University), and ANC 3D06 and 3D09 (Georgetown area) from receiving reciprocity parking permits. Students in these areas must get a DC driver license and register their vehicles in the District in order to be able to park in those areas. 

A member of Congress or on the personal staff of a member of Congress

(Also includes any minor under 21 years of age or spouse of the member of Congress or the personal staff of a member of Congress, provided the member of Congress or personal staff of a member of Congress signs an affidavit stating the minor or spouse resides at the same address in the District as the member of Congress or the personal staff of a member of Congress.)

NOTE:  The personal staff member must have a valid driver license and vehicle registration from the home state of the member of Congress for which the personal staff member works. 

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable.

  • Statement on the Congress member's letterhead stating they are a Congress member, a personal staff member, minor or spouse
  • Valid out-of-state driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration with Congress member, personal staff member, minor or spouse's name on registration.
  • Proof of Insurance with Congress member, personal staff member, minor or spouse's name on insurance as required by the issuing registration jurisdiction
  • Proof of DC residency

A Presidential Appointee

(Also includes any minor under 21 years of age or spouse of the presidential appointee, provided the presidential appointee signs an affidavit stating the minor or spouse resides at the same address in the District as the presidential appointee.)

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable. Additionally, a presidential appointee is an Officer of the executive branch of the United States government who is not domiciled within the District of Columbia, whose appointment to the office held by them was by the President, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and whose tenure of office is at the pleasure of the President.

  • Statement on White House or executive branch letterhead stating they are a presidential appointment (minor or spouse), subject to confirmation by the Senate, and whose tenure is at the pleasure of the President
  • Valid out-of-state driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration with presidential appointee, minor or spouse’s name on registration
  • Proof of Insurance with presidential appointee, minor or spouse’s name on insurance as required by the issuing registration jurisdiction
  • Proof of DC residency

US military personnel on active duty

(Also includes any minor under 21 years of age or spouse of the military member, provided the military member signs an affidavit stating the minor or spouse resides at the same address in the District as the military member.)

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable.

  • Valid Military Identification or Military Orders for military member, minor or spouse
  • Valid out-of-state driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration with active duty military member, minor or spouse's name on registration
  • Proof of Insurance with active duty military member, minor or spouse's name on insurance as required by the issuing registration
  • Proof of DC residency

Temporary DC Resident

This type of permit is valid for six months and is NOT renewable.

  • Valid out-of-state driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration with temporary DC resident's name on registration
  • Proof of Insurance with temporary DC resident's name on insurance as required by the issuing registration jurisdiction
  • Proof of DC residency

Diplomat

(Also includes any minor under 21 years of age or spouse of the Diplomat, provided the Diplomat signs an affidavit stating the minor or spouse resides at the same address in the District as the Diplomat.)

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable.

  • Valid Department of State vehicle registration and drivers license
  • Proof of Insurance with Diplomat, minor or spouse's name on insurance
  • For additional information, you may visit the DMV Program from the U.S. Department of State

Part-Time District Resident

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable.

  • Valid out-of-state driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration with part-time DC resident's name on registration
  • Proof of Insurance with part-time DC resident's name on insurance as required by the issuing registration jurisdiction
  • Proof of DC property ownership with home title or mortgage document in part-time resident's name
  • Proof of part-time resident in property with utility or cable bill in part-time resident's name

District Resident with Take Home Company Vehicle

This type of permit is valid for one year and is renewable.  Note:  If District resident works for a DC company and has a take home vehicle, then DC resident is not eligible for reciprocity, but must be added to the company's DC vehicle registration (excludes company vehicles with commercial tags) as the primary registrant.  This will then allow the DC resident to obtain residential parking, if applicable.

  • Valid DC driver license
  • Valid out-of-state vehicle registration for company
  • Proof of Insurance as required by the issuing registration jurisdiction
  • Letter on company letterhead certifying that DC resident is an employee with permission to have take home vehicle
  • Proof of DC residency

 

 

 

 

 

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