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Vehicle Registration Renewal
You will receive a renewal notice 60 days in advance of the expiration of your vehicle registration. You will receive your renewal notice by e-mail if you have provided DMV with your e-mail address. For last minute online renewals, DMV provides a temporary vehicle registration certificate that can be used for up to 45 days, until your registration sticker is received in the mail.
Save time and a trip to the DMV by renewing vehicle registration via one of the following convenient options. As of July 13, 2009, in-person registration renewals were eliminated.
A valid DC vehicle inspection is required to renew vehicle registration.
Note: An individual may only change his or her address online during the vehicle registration renewal process, if the individual has a REAL ID compliant driver license or identification card. If your driver license or identification card was issued prior to May 1, 2014, it is not REAL ID compliant and you must update your address in-person at DC DMV Service Center.