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DC DMV’s online appointment scheduler will be temporarily down for emergency maintenance beginning at 11:30 am on Tuesday’s. Service will be restored by 12 pm.
All Service Centers, Adjudication Services, and the Brentwood CDL Office are operating on an "Appointment Only" basis.

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District DMV Locations to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 21, 2016

(WASHINGTON, DC) – For Thanksgiving, all District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) locations will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016, and Friday, November 25, 2016.  All ticket hearings and road test appointments scheduled for Friday, November 25, 2016 will be rescheduled and customers will be notified of the new date and time.

Customers are encouraged to plan ahead and “Know Before You Go” for services requiring an in-person visit to a Service Center as customer volume is high before and after a holiday closing. The following services are available online at

•    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

DC DMV has more than 50 online services, enabling customers to “skip the in-person trip.” Additionally, with any online or in-person transaction in which DC DMV collects money, customers now have the option to make a donation to the DonateLifeDC organ donor registry to support organ and tissue donation for people located in the Washington, DC community.


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