DC DMV remains operational with most necessary services provided online. Under Phase Two of the District’s re-opening plan, the following service changes begin June 23, 2020:
- All service centers, adjudication services, and the Commercial Driver License (CDL) Office will operate on an "appointment only" basis.
- The Inspection Station will operate on a first come, first serve basis with modified hours.
- The Self-Service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Kiosk will re-open with 24/7 access.
Road Skills Tests will resume on June 30, 2020.
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.
DC DMV has extended the expiration date for all documents expiring on and after March 1, 2020 until 45 days after the public health emergency concludes, including:
- driver licenses (renewals and first-time licenses)
- learner permits
- non-driver identification cards (renewals and first-time IDs)
- vehicle registrations (renewals and first-time registrations)
- ticket payments
- ticket adjudication responses
All driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and vehicle inspections scheduled to expire have been granted a waiver without penalty until DC DMV reopens at full operating capacity.
All tickets will remain in their current status for the duration of the public health emergency, and no additional penalties will be added during this period. In the interim, the public is encouraged to request adjudication and pay tickets online. Beginning September 1, 2020, DC DMV will resume the suspension and revocation process for residents who currently have major moving violations on their record, and for residents who have 10-12 points assessed to their driver license.
DC DMV Credential Extension Information for Travelers
In accordance with applicable laws and the current Mayor’s Order, all DC DMV documents with an expiration date on or after March 1 will remain valid until 45 days after the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency concludes. Eligible documents include driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, inspections, ticket payments and ticket adjudication responses. Under DC law, your license, registration and inspection are still valid.
All driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and vehicle inspections scheduled to expire have been granted a waiver without penalty until DC DMV reopens at full operating capacity. Customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting dmv.dc.gov. DC DMV has more than 55 online services enabling customers to “skip the in-person trip.”
When travelling to other states/jurisdictions, it is recommended that you print and carry the following memo: DC DMV Credential Extension Update
This memorandum will also be posted on coronavirus.dc.gov/DMV for the duration of its validity for law enforcement verification purposes.