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Virtual Hearings for Minor Moving Violations, Reinstatement, and Show Cause
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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Documents Required to Obtain or Renew a DFHV License

Taxicab and limousine owners can obtain or renew a DFHV license for their vehicles at all DC DMV service centers. To obtain or renew your license, you will need a completed application and the following documents:

  • Fully executed DFHV One Stop Form, available at the link below:
  • DFHV One Stop Form
  • DC inspection verification sheet
  • Driver license
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Face card
  • Copy of current business license or occupancy permit if you are registering a taxi in the name of a business
  • Copy of the letter from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue verifying you have registered for taxes.

NOTE: All “for hire” vehicles, including new vehicles with a certificate of origin, must pass emission and safety inspection. For hire vehicles must be inspected every 12 months in order to maintain a “for hire” vehicle registration.
 

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