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Starting June 1, 2017, DC DMV began issuing a new driver license and identification card with the same look; however, the jurisdiction will be Washington, DC. All existing credentials are valid until the expiration date.

Starting June 6, 2017, the Inspection Station is operating on Spring/Summer hours.

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Inspection Exemptions and Waivers

  • New personal vehicles that have a manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin do not need to be inspected.
  • Personal vehicles that are manufactured  pre-1968 do not need to be inspected.
  • Zero emission, i.e. diesel or electric, personal vehicles and trailers do not need to be inspected.
  • Motorcycles do not need to be inspected
  • Any vehicle on which you have spent at least $881 in emission repairs that cannot pass inspection will receive a waiver from emission inspection for 2 years. You will have to show the repair bills as proof.

NOTE: The DC DMV Inspection Station no longer verifies whether the windows in your vehicle are tinted within the tinting thresholds established by DC law. You can obtain a medical waiver for window tinting that will allow you to tint your vehicle’s windows to the degree necessary for you. More information is available at the link below:

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