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 Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) ensures that DC citizens and visitors have safe, comfortable, efficient, and affordable for-hire experiences through licensing and regulation of for-hire vehicles operating within the District. If you have questions about for-hire vehicles, please contact DFHV 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.