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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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Effective March 30, 2016, District DMV Locations Open One Hour Later on Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Effective March 30, 2016, all District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) locations will open hour later every Wednesday. The change in hours will improve customer service by allowing the agency to provide consistent training and accurate communication to all employees.

On Wednesdays, the Service Centers, Adjudication Services, and the Brentwood Road Test and CDL Office will open at 9:15am. The Inspection Station hours will vary depending on the schedule. During the Spring/Summer hours that start on the first Tuesday in June, the Inspection Station will open at 7am on Wednesdays. The Fall/Winter hours begin on the first Tuesday in September, and the Inspection Station will open at 8am on Wednesdays.

If in-person services are required, DC DMV encourages customers to plan ahead and “Know Before You Go” prior to visiting to a Service Center. Additionally, DC DMV has more than 45 online services, enabling customers to “skip the in-person trip,” including:

·        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

Also, 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.


The District Department of Motor Vehicles promotes public safety to ensure the safe operation of motor vehicles. For more information, visit  Like DC DMV on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter.