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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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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

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.

The temporary new car permit is not renewable.

NOTE: If you have garage parking or 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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