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-In recognition of the DC Emancipation Day holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed on Tuesday, April 16. Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, April 17. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's mobile app.


-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.

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Proof of Current District of Columbia Residency

You must provide two of the documents listed below that are not from the same business, company, or agency (in which the address matches exactly on both documents) to satisfy proof of current District of Columbia residency. DC DMV will not accept documents that are not listed below to satisfy proof of DC residency.

Note: Source documents (two required) must be original and contain a valid DC address (PO boxes not acceptable). Computer printouts of online bills are considered original and must be printed and brought with you prior to visiting DC DMV.

  • Utility bill (water, gas, electric, oil, or cable), with name and address, issued within the last 60 days (disconnect notices/bills are not accepted).
  • Telephone bill (cell phone, wireless, or pager bills acceptable), reflecting applicant's name and current address, issued within the last 60 days (disconnect notices/bills are not accepted).
  • Deed, mortgage, or settlement agreement reflecting applicant's name and property address issued within the last 60 days.
  • Unexpired lease or rental agreement with the name of the applicant listed as the lessee, permitted resident, or renter (may be a photocopy). The unexpired lease or rental agreement must be signed by all parties.
  • Unexpired Sublease accompanied by the original unexpired Lease with the name of the certifier as sub-lessor.
  • DC property tax bill or tax assessment issued within the last 12 months reflecting the applicant's name and property address.
  • Unexpired homeowner's or renter’s insurance policy reflecting name and address.
  • **Letter with picture from Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) or DC Department of Corrections (DC DOC) certifying name and DC residency issued within the last 60 days.
  • *DC DMV Proof of Residency Certification form signed within the last 60 days by the certifier residing at the residence and a copy of the certifier's unexpired DC Driver license or DC identification card and two proof of residency documents (one primary and one secondary) in the certifier's name, and proof of relationship document if certifying for a qualified family member. Leases that stipulate authorized tenants cannot be used to certify individuals that are not permitted to reside at the residence.
  • Official mail—received from any government agency (with full name and address) to include contents received within the last 60 days, excluding mail from DC DMV. DC DMV does not accept change of address forms from the United States Postal Service.
  • **DC DMV-approved form from certified social service provider issued within the last 60 days.
  • Car/personal loan statement (no coupon books/vouchers accepted) issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address.
  • Home security system bill issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address.
  • Letter on official letterhead issued by DC Universities and Colleges registrar’s office reflecting the customer’s name and certifying the customer’s on-campus address issued within the last 60 days.

*Does not require a second source of residency document.

**May only be used to obtain a DC DMV non-driver identification card and does not require a second source of residency document


  • Two proof of residency documents are required for all driver license and identification card transactions. However, if you are only doing a vehicle transaction (i.e., only obtaining vehicle reciprocity), you are only required to provide one proof of residency document. If you are doing a combined license/ID and vehicle transaction at the same time, you are required to provide two proofs of residency documents.
  • Documents that are altered, counterfeit, torn, laminated, erased, whited out, etc., are not originals and are not accepted by DC DMV.