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UPDATE: All DC DMV locations will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 AND Friday, November 24, 2017 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. All scheduled ticket hearings on Nov. 24 will be rescheduled and customers will be notified by mail. Also, customers with scheduled inspection appointments on Nov. 24  will receive an email with rescheduling instructions. Normal business hours will resume Saturday, November 25.

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Agency Partnerships

DC DMV develops, administers, and enforces the vehicular laws of the District with an emphasis on driver education and driver safety. Other District agencies work together with DC DMV to make the city a clean, safe, and efficient area for transportation. Some of our partners, whose missions are similar, are listed below.

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) manages and maintains public areas and transportation facilities, collects and disposes waste, boots and tows vehicles, and retrieves and sells abandoned vehicles. DPW also enforces parking by issuing parking tickets. If you have questions about any of these items, please contact DC DPW directly; more information is available at the link below.

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) plans, designs, constructs, and maintains the District's roadways, alleys, sidewalks, bridges, and traffic signals. DDOT also regulates parking, including parking permit and disability zones, by developing parking regulations and issuing parking tickets. If you have questions about any of these items, please contact DDOT directly, through the website at the link below.

The DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) ensures that DC citizens and visitors have safe, comfortable, efficient, and affordable taxicab experiences through licensing and regulation of taxis and limos operating within the District. If you have questions about taxis, please contact DCTC directly at the link below.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) protects District residents from crime, fear of crime, and general disorder and establishes trust and respect within the community. MPD also enforces parking and vehicular traffic by issuing parking and moving violation tickets. Additionally, MPD manages the District’s photo enforcement program. If you have questions regarding speeding or red-light enforcement, please contact MPD directly through the website linked below.