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April 19, 2021 DC DMV Service Update: All Service Centers, Adjudication, and Deanwood CDL remain by appointment only.
Effective June 1, 2021, RPP fees will increase.

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DC DMV Service Update as of April 19, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

DC DMV remains operational with most necessary services provided online. Service Centers, Adjudications Services, and the Deanwood Commercial Driver License (CDL) Office continue to operate on an “Appointment Only” basis.

The Inspection Station continues to operate on a first come, first serve basis with modified hours, and the Self-Service (OBD) Vehicle Inspection Kiosk operates 24/7.

Customers may schedule an appointment online or by calling 311 or (202) 737-4404. Customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting

Note: DC DMV’s online appointment scheduler will be temporarily down for emergency maintenance beginning at 2:30 pm on Tuesdays. Service will be restored by 3 pm.

The following requirements will restart on June 1, 2021:

  • All District-registered vehicles must display valid registration and inspection stickers to avoid penalties and enforcement. Registration renewals are not eligible for in-person transactions. Renew online, on the DC DMV App, or by mail. Vehicle inspection is available on a first come, first service basis.
  • Any registration renewed with an RPP request on or after June 1 will be subject to new tiered RPP fees.
  • Any ticket issued after June 1 will be subject to adjudication hearing timelines listed on the back of the ticket. Tickets issued between January 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 are still eligible for adjudication and payment of the original fine until September 30, 2021.

More Functions to Restart September 9

Residents should prepare for enforcement of the following programs beginning September 9, 2021:

  • All expired DC driver licenses and ID Cards to be renewed before Sept. 9, 2021. Failure to comply may result in enforcement. Residents with a REAL ID credential (black star in right corner) should renew online, on the DC DMV App, or by mail. Residents without a REAL ID credential and residents 70 years older and older must make an online appointment to renew their credential in-person.

See the April 19, 2021 press release for more details.

See the June 10, 2021 press release for more details.