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June 22, 2021 DC DMV Service Update: DC DMV to Resume Walk-in Service Beginning Week of July 19.
The road test appointment scheduler will be unavailable during a system update on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 7-9 pm for maintenance.

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Vehicle Tags

Vehicles registered in the District of Columbia are required by law to display DC DMV-issued vehicle tags. Tags will be issued at registration. Vehicles are required to display two current tags, one on the front and the other on the rear of the vehicle.

Exceptions are for motorcycles, mopeds, and trailers. For these, one tag is issued to be displayed on the rear of the vehicle.

DC DMV tags must be attached to the vehicle to which they are issued. They must be securely fastened in a horizontal position, so that they do not fall off and can be easily read. District law requires that the tags be visible and not obstructed or covered by any substance (e.g., glass, plastic, spray, license tag holders, etc.).

DC DMV offers a variety of license tags; each tag is available for a fee.

More information on vehicle tags and tag services is available at the links below.

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