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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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Side Guards


The following will now be required for a commercial motor vehicle inspection exceeding 10,000 lbs.:

Section 758.1 Commercial motor vehicles registered in the District with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating exceeding ten thousand pounds (10,000 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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