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A health care provider permit may be issued when a resident in a residential zoned neighborhood requires at home nursing care. You must present the following original documents at a DMV Service Center:

In addition to the regular series vehicle tags, the District has a number of organizational tags from which to choose. In addition to the regular registration fee, there is also a member application tag fee.

Personalized tags are available upon request.  There are three types of personalized tags:

To qualify for a reciprocity permit you must meet the following criteria, have the documents listed below and pay applicable permit fees.

A Residential Parking Permit (RPP) allows a DC registered vehicle, or a vehicle with reciprocity, to be parked without restriction in the permit area of the residential address.

In addition to the regular series vehicle tags, the District has a number of specialty tags from which to choose. The specialty tag fee is composed of a one-time fee and an extra annual display fee (which is in addition to any regular registration fee).

Used Cars Sold to DC Residents – Temporary DC Registration

Temporary DC Registration - Effective May 30, 2012

District of Columbia residents may obtain visitor parking permits free of charge at a police station or substation in the ward in which they reside. Special consideration will be given to residents who are incapacitated or have a disability.

You may renew your vehicle registration online if you can satisfy all of the online eligibility requirements below.

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On behalf of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), which regulates parking in the District, DMV issues permits for special parking privileges to those who qualify.

Companies, government agencies, and other business entities which have 10 or more company-owned or long-term leased vehicles may apply for participation in the District’s Multi Owner Fleet Adjudication Program.

Parking and photo enforcement tickets can be paid online.

All insurance companies that do business in the District of Columbia are required to report to DMV, within 30 days, all vehicles that are registered in DC and are considered by the insurance companies to have terminated, expired or cancelled motor vehicle insurance policies.

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Applicants between the ages of 16 ½ - 20 years old will receive a Provisional Driver License after they take and pass the road skills test.

Tickets and fines

Customers may register for the Email Ticket Alert Service online at eTIMS® to create a single account that provides near real time notification of ticket-related activity on up to four vehicles and a single driver license.

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Automobiles housed in the District for 30 consecutive days are required to be registered and display a valid DC inspection sticker and tags when parked or operated on public space.


The DMV makes driver license renewal convenient by offering renewal services at DMV service centers and online.