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You may request a tag transfer for a used and new vehicle. A tag transfer allows you to transfer your current tags to an entirely different vehicle. When you transfer your current tags to a used or new vehicle a new title and registration is generated to the next vehicle.

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Learn more about District vehicle registrations and reciprocity stickers.

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.

Below you will find detailed information on vehicle services provided by DMV:

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Residents of the District of Columbia are required by law to display DC vehicle Tags. Vehicles are required to display two current tags, one on the front and the other on the rear of the vehicle.

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DMV will issue you a waiver if you have a medical conditions requiring protection from sunlight or bright artificial light.


The following documents are required to title a vehicle: