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All Service Centers, Adjudication, and Deanwood CDL are by "Appointment Only." DMV has extended the expiration date for DLs, IDs, vehicle registrations, inspections, ticket payments and ticket adjudication responses expiring Mar 1, 2020 -Mar 17, 2021 until 45 days after the health emergency ends.

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How to Obtain H Tags for a Taxi Cab

To obtain taxicab tags in the District of Columbia, you must complete the following steps.

Step 1 –Obtain the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) One Stop Form, available at the link below:

Step 2 –Report to your insurance company to have your agent complete the appropriate section for insurance verification.

Step 3 –Pass a “for hire” DC DMV vehicle inspection. Once the vehicle passes inspection, the DFHV One Stop Form must be stamped by an inspector at the inspection station.

NOTE: All “for hire” vehicles must be inspected, including new vehicles.

Step 4 –Return to DFHV office for final approval. When you return to the DFHV office, the DFHV One Stop Form must be signed and sealed by authorized DFHV personnel only.

Step 5 –Report to any DC/DMV service center to title and register your vehicle.

A list of DC DMV service centers is available at the link below:

Who’s Qualified?

  • District of Columbia license holders who possess a valid DFHV Face ID Card
  • Out-of-state license holders who possess a valid DFHV Face ID Card and have had a “for hire” vehicle registered in DC on or before March 31, 2006 (these license holders are considered grandfathered)
  • Out-of-state license holders who possess a valid DFHV Face ID Card and are co-owners of a vehicle with a District cab company

NOTE: An out-of-state license holder who owns/co-owns and operates any “for hire” vehicle in the District of Columbia is now allowed to be a registered owner of the vehicle (i.e., he or she can be put on the registration and in these cases make the driver the primary owner).
In addition, due to a DFHV moratorium, DFHV is not issuing any new H (for hire) tags until further notice.

Step 6 –Title and register, vehicle. DC DMV will issue an H tag.

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