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DC DMV Offers Customers Online Vehicle Registration Reciprocity Renewal

Friday, September 26, 2014

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is providing customers with the ability to “Skip the Trip” and renew their vehicle registration reciprocity online. DC DMV issues vehicle registration reciprocity privileges to citizens who are permanent residents in other jurisdictions, and who, by law, are allowed reciprocal residency privileges in the District. Reciprocity privileges are also issued to some District residents who are limited by their inability to obtain District tags. However, reciprocity is not a parking privilege.  Additional information related to reciprocity is available on DC DMV’s website.

“The DC Department of Motor Vehicles is committed to enabling customers to conduct many of their transactions online. If an in-person visit is not required, then we encourage those who need DC DMV services to “Skip the Trip,” and conduct their transaction online at,” said agency Director Lucinda Babers.

While the online registration reciprocity is one DC DMV’s newest online services, the agency provides customers with more than 40 transactions that can be conducted online or through the mail services, including, but not limited to:

·        Renew vehicle registration (Can only be done online or by mail; no in-person visit.)

·        Obtain duplicate vehicle registration

·        Renew driver license

·        Obtain duplicate driver license

·        Renew identification card

·        Surrender tags

·        Obtain driver record



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