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Driver License Fees

All outstanding debts (child support payments, outstanding tickets and dishonored checks) to the DC government must be satisfied before completing most of your DMV transactions. DMV accepts payments in the form of cash, check, money order or credit card with these exceptions:

  1. DMV accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.
  2. No cash is accepted at the Deanwood Road Test/CDL Office or the CDL Testing Facility.
Driver License / Identification Service  Fee
Driver License (First-Time and Renewal)

$47/8 years (Effective Oct 1, 2015)


Provisional Driver License $20
Learner Permit $20
Knowledge Test at DC DMV Service Centers $10
Knowledge Test at Test Proctoring Center $39.95
Virtual Knowledge Test $49.95
Non-Driver ID Card (First-Time and Renewal) $20/8 years
Non-Driver ID Card for Seniors (65 years and older) Free of Charge/8 years
Non-Driver ID Card for Ex-Offenders
(released < 6 months)
Free of Charge/8 years
Non-Driver ID Card for Homeless Residents Free of Charge/8 years
Duplicate Driver License $20
Duplicate Non-Driver ID Card  $20
Duplicate Learner Permit $20
Temporary Driver License and Non-Driver ID Card $20
Motorcycle Endorsement $20
Instructor License First Issuance or Renewals $78
Driver License Reinstatement ** $98
Road Test $10
Road Test Cancellation *** $30
Change of Address $20
Ignition Interlock Application $50


Driver Record Service  Fee
Driver Record 3-year and 5-year history $7
Driver Record 10-year and full history $13


Commercial Driver License Service  Fee
Commercial Driver Learner Permit $78
Commercial Driver License (First-Time and Renewal) $117
Commercial Driver License Downgrade $20
Commercial Driver License Duplicate $20
Commercial Driver License Endorsement  $20
Commercial Driver License Knowledge Test $10 per test
Commercial Driver License Road Skills Test $10

* DMV accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.
** Drivers License Reinstatement fee should be paid with personal check, money order or credit card only.
*** Failure to cancel a scheduled road test within two business days will result in a $30 cancellation fee. This fee will be collected the next time you complete a license-related transaction. This fee will not be charged if you cancel at least two business days before your road test by calling the DMV Call Center at 311 or (202) 737-4404.