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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 Customers with newly purchased used vehicles that do not have a valid inspection are required to title and register their vehicle with a DC passenger tag reflecting a 45-day 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. You may also change your address during this transaction if you are the primary owner of the vehicle.

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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.

Payment Timelines and Methods

DMV must receive your payment within 30 calendar days of the date on the ticket. If you do not pay within 30 calendar days, a penalty equal to your fine will be added. For your convenience, DMV provides four payment options: online, by mail, in person, or by phone at (866) 893-5023.

Online

To pay your ticket online, please have your ticket and credit card available. The information you submit online is protected on a secure third-party site and will not be distributed for any reason. DC Government accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. DC Government does not accept American Express.

Pay Parking and/or Photo Enforcement Violations (Ticket numbers may start with a letter, followed by up to nine numerals or be all numeric.) Pay Minor Moving Violations (Ticket numbers are all numeric.) Fleet Payments (Fleet and invoice numbers are numeric.) 

By Mail

Make your check or money order payable to the DC Treasurer (do not send cash) and write the ticket number on your payment. Include the ticket, or if you do not have your ticket, write the vehicle's tag number and issuing state on your check or money order (e.g. DC license tag #123456). Send your parking, photo enforcement, or moving violation and check or money order to:

DMV Adjudication Services
PO Box 2014 
Washington, DC 20013

In Person

Payments are accepted at Adjudication Services. If you bring your ticket with you, you will be directed to the cashier window to pay your ticket. If you do not bring your ticket with you, present your ID to obtain a printout of your ticket, then proceed to the cashier window to pay the ticket. You may pay by cash, check, money order, or credit card. DC Government accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. DC Government does not accept American Express. If you are paying with anything other than cash, you must present a valid driver license, DMV-issued non-drivers ID, passport, or military ID. Checks are not accepted for the release of booted or towed vehicles. A boot is generally released within two hours after payment.

Contact TTY: 

711

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.

ROSA stands for registration of out of state automobiles. Automobiles housed in the District of Columbia 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.

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

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