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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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