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-In recognition of the DC Emancipation Day holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed on Tuesday, April 16. Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, April 17. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's mobile app.


-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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Tag Transfer

You may transfer valid tags from one vehicle to another, as long as the vehicle have the same owner and vehicle class. You cannot transfer expired or surrendered tags.

If you choose not to transfer valid tags to your new vehicle, you must surrender your tags.

To transfer your tags to your new vehicle, you must go to a DC DMV service center with the following documents:

  • Existing vehicle registration
  • Vehicle title for the tags to be transferred to
  • Valid DC vehicle inspection
  • Valid DC vehicle insurance policy
  • Valid DC credential
  • Pay applicable fees
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