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Mayor Bowser Announces DC DMV to Resume In-Person Services on Tuesday, June 23

Saturday, June 20, 2020

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the DC Department of Motor Vehicle (DC DMV) will resume in-person services beginning Tuesday, June 23, 2020 as part of Phase Two. The public will be required to make appointments for most DC DMV services as the District continues efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The service changes beginning Tuesday, June 23 are as follows:

  • All service centers, adjudication services, and the Brentwood Commercial Driver License (CDL) Office will operate on an “appointment only” basis. Appointments can be scheduled online at
  • The Inspection Station will operate on a first come, first served basis with modified hours.
  • The Self-Service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Kiosk will re-open with 24/7 access.

Road skills tests will resume on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

As a reminder, deadline and expiration dates for DC DMV services are extended as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically:

  • The expiration date for all documents expiring March 1 through the duration of the public health emergency – including driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, inspections, ticket payments and ticket adjudication responses – has been extended until 45 days after the health emergency concludes.
  • All driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and vehicle inspections scheduled to expire have been granted a waiver without penalty until DC DMV reopens at full operating capacity.
  • All tickets will remain in their current status—with no additional penalties – for the duration of the public health emergency. In the interim, the public is encouraged to request adjudication and pay tickets online.
  • All driver license suspensions and revocations will be paused until DC DMV returns to full operating capacity.

For updates on the District’s COVID-19 response, visit