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-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver’s license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.


-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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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 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. Additionally, DDOT manages the District’s photo enforcement program. 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. If you have questions about any of these items, please contact MPD directly through the website linked below.