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-In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.


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

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Tag Replacement

DC DMV will replace your vehicle tags if they are lost, stolen or need to be replaced due to wear and tear. To obtain replacement tags, visit a DC DMV service center and present the following original documents and pay applicable fees:

  • DC vehicle registration card
  • Valid DC credential
  • Existing vehicle tags
  • If the vehicle tags are worn or
  • The remaining tag, if only one was stolen
  • Metropolitan Police Department police report is required for the lost or stolen tags

If you do not own the vehicle, you must provide a fully executed vehicle power of attorney form, a copy of the vehicle owner’s valid DC credential and your valid credential.

Note: If you do not surrender your existing tags or provide a police report for lost or stolen tags, you will be liable for any tickets issued to that tag number.

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