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-The DC Inspection Station is now operating on fall/winter hours. For more information, please visit the inspection station webpage.

-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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Side Guards


The following will now be required for a commercial motor vehicle inspection exceeding gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 8,501 lbs:

Section 758.1 Commercial motor vehicles registered in the District with a manufacturer’s GVWR exceeding 8,501 lbs shall be equipped with a side guard.

Note: If the side guards are not installed or not installed properly, the vehicle fails safety inspection.

For more information, please visit the DC Register.


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