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DC law requires that all vehicles housed and operated in the District be registered in the District unless the owner displays a reciprocity sticker issued by DMV. Persons moving to the District, who have a valid registration from another jurisdiction, have 30 days from the date of entering DC to obtain a registration. Only persons or businesses domiciled in DC are eligible for registration. Vehicles must have a DC title and current DC insurance in order to register.
The following links provide information on registration, tags and insurance requirements for cars, trucks, Low Speed Vehicles, Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), motorcycles and motorized bicycles [PDF].
- New Vehicle Registration
- Vehicle Registration Renewal
- Vehicle Registration Replacement
- Vehicle Insurance Requirements
- Registration of Out-of-State Automobiles (ROSA)
- Repossession Procedures
- Lease Buyouts Registration
- Incomplete Transactions