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If you're temporarily residing more than 200 miles beyond the District of Columbia border, you may qualify for absentee renewal of your DC driver license. This absentee renewal driver license will be valid for up to eight years.

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Adjudication Services provides information, administrative hearings (adjudication in person and by mail), in person payment services for parking, minor moving (traffic), and photo enforcement tickets (red light and speeding camera tickets) issued in the District of Columbia. 

Appeal a Decision Regarding Your Ticket
Appeal a Decision Made Regarding Your Ticket

The Application for Disability Parking Placard or Tags [PDF] is available at any DMV service center location and on this website. You must be a DC resident to obtain disability tags.

What class of a Commercial Driver License (CDL) do I need?

Contest a Minor Moving Violation Ticket

To contest a minor moving violation, your request must be received within 60 calendar days of the ticket issue date. Failure to schedule a hearing within 30 calendar days, will result in assessment of a penalty equal to the fine.

Tickets and fines

DMV can accept mail adjudication requests received online, received by US mail or received in-person during walk-in hearings (for parking tickets only).

Contest Photo Ticket

You may contest a photo enforcement ticket online, by mail or by appearing at a walk-in hearing within 60 calendar days of the ticket issue date (note you can only use one method to adjudicate a ticket, and you then waive your right to use any other meth

A licensed driver who moves to the District from another jurisdiction is required to convert their out-of-state driver license to a DC REAL ID driver license if residing in DC for more than 30 days.

Effective May 1, 2014, DC DMV will implement a REAL ID credential.  For information about REAL ID, please review our FAQs.

A licensed driver who moves to the District from another jurisdiction is required to convert their out-of-state provisional driver license to a DC REAL ID provisional driver license if residing in DC for more than 30 days.

Instructions for Submitting Dealer Title/Registration

Please complete the Dealer Transmittal Sheet [PDF]. Be sure to print clearly and include the following:

Become a DMV Registered Dealer

In order to register a dealership with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the District of Columbia, following documents are required.

DMV provides disability access to all of our service centers, including the Inspection Station and Adjudication Services.

Transportation and motor vehicles

DMV offers disability tags for vehicles of persons requiring such assistance and parking placards/permits for persons requiring such assistance.

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DMV provides a variety of services for businesses.  Find more detailed information by making a selection below.

The Document Verification Guide will assist you with determining which documents you will need to collect and bring to the DC DMV. Failure to bring the correct documents often result in the need for multiple trips to DMV.

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Steps required to obtain a District driver's license, including tests and documentation.

Non-US Citizens may obtain a DC driver license if they have a minimum of six (6) months duration of stay in the United States. The DC driver license will expire with the US duration of stay.

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