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-Effective Tuesday, September 5, the Inspection Station transitioned to fall/winter hours. For more information, please visit the Inspection Station webpage.


-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver’s license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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Holiday Closing Schedule

When a holiday is observed on a Monday, ALL DC DMV Service Centers, Adjudication Services, and the Inspection Station will be closed on that Monday and the preceding Saturday.

2023 Holidays

Date Holiday All DMV Facilities Closed
January 2, 2023* New Year's Day Saturday, December 31, 2022 & Monday, January 2, 2023
January 16, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Saturday, January 14 & Monday, January 16
February 20, 2023 Washington's Birthday Saturday, February 18 & Monday, February 20
April 17, 2023* DC Emancipation Day Saturday, April 15 & Monday, April 17
May 29, 2023 Memorial Day Saturday, May 27 & Monday, May 29
June 19, 2023 Juneteenth National Independence Day Saturday, June 17 & Monday, June 19
July 4, 2023 Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
September 4, 2023 Labor Day Saturday, September 2 & Monday, September 4
October 9, 2023 Indigenous Peoples' Day Saturday, October 7 & Monday, October 9
November 10, 2023* Veterans Day Friday, November 10
November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
December 25, 2023 Christmas Day Saturday, December 23 & Monday, December 25

*In accordance with District Personnel Manual § 1222.1(b), whenever a legal public holiday falls on a non-work day, the holiday shall be the Monday right after a legal public holiday occurring on Sunday, or the Friday immediately before a legal public holiday occurring on a Saturday.