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DC DMV’s online appointment scheduler will be temporarily down for emergency maintenance beginning at 11:30 am on Tuesday’s. Service will be restored by 12 pm.
All Service Centers, Adjudication Services, and the Brentwood CDL Office are operating on an "Appointment Only" basis.

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District Resident New Car Parking Permit

DC DMV will issue a temporary new car parking permit, valid for 45 calendar days, to a District resident in a residential parking zoned neighborhood who purchases a new (or used) vehicle from a dealership and receives temporary vehicle tags from the dealership.

To obtain the new car parking permit, you or the dealership must present the following documents at a DC DMV service center:

  • Valid temporary tag registration for the vehicle
  • Proof of DC insurance for the vehicle.
  • Copy of DC DMV driver license

Information on DC DMV service centers is available at the link below:

The new car parking permit is free of charge and must be displayed on your dashboard until your permanent vehicle registration sticker, depicting RPP, is received from your dealership.

Since your official or hard vehicle tags must be obtained for the vehicle within the 45day period, the temporary new car permit is not renewable.

NOTE:  If you have garage parking or otherwise do not need to park your vehicle on a residential zoned parking street, then you do not need to obtain a new car parking permit.

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