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Driver License Fees for DC DMV REAL ID and Limited Purpose Credentials to Increase on October 1, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On October 1, 2015, the fee to obtain a REAL ID or Limited Purpose driver license from the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) will increase from $44 to $47. This fee increase is in accordance with the District of Columbia Drivers Safety Amendment Act of 2013.

DC DMV has been issuing REAL ID and Limited Purpose driver licenses since May 1, 2014. To obtain a REAL ID driver license or identification card, District residents must provide:

·        Proof of Identity;

·        Proof of Social Security Number, and

·        Proof of District of Columbia Residency (2 documents are required).

Recently, the agency has expanded the list of documents it will accept for proof of residency to provide District residents with more options.

To obtain a Limited Purpose driver license or identification card, District Residents must provide:

·        Proof of Identity;

·        Social Security Declaration Form;

·        Proof of District of Columbia Residency, and

·        Proof of six-month District of Columbia Residency.

DC DMV has more than 45 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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