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-DMV Online Services and Mobile App transactions will be unavailable during a system update beginning at 8 pm on December 11 until 5:45 am on December 12.

-DC DMV recommends the use of masks by employees and customers at all DC DMV facilities. Masks are still required during the in-vehicle portion of a road test.

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To Pass the DC DMV Vehicle Inspection

Vehicle inspection can include a combination of the following test types depending on vehicle category, model-year, weight, and fuel type:

  • Emission Inspection through On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) or tail pipe test
  • Visual Catalyst Inspection
  • Gas Cap Test

A list of common causes of personal vehicle inspection failures is available at the link below:

Information on DC DMV’s exhaust emissions testing is available at the link below:

Some vehicles fail inspection; some cannot be tested. More information on inspection failures, unable to tests, and re-tests is available at the link below:

When your vehicle passes inspection, you will be able to register it with DC DMV. Bring the vehicle inspection report with you to a DC DMV service center to register your vehicle.

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