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-In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, June 20. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.


-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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Buying and Selling a Vehicle

Buying and Selling a Vehicle

We know that buying and selling a vehicle can be a difficult process. We have assembled the following information and tips to assist you and to make sure your transaction is safe and legal—whether you are the buyer or the seller.

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Remember: DC has consumer protection laws. The Automobile Consumer Protection Act—Lemon Law prohibits merchants from committing various deceptive and unfair practices.

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