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As of Monday, Oct 15, the DMV Ticket Processing System is available for ticket payments and submissions of online adjudication requests. For tickets where the last day to pay the original fine was Friday, Oct 12, we will remove the late penalty, and you can pay the original fine on Tuesday, Oct. 16. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Inspection Exemptions and Waivers

  • New personal vehicles that have a manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin do not need to be inspected.
  • Personal vehicles that are manufactured  pre-1968 do not need to be inspected.
  • Zero emission, i.e. diesel or electric, personal vehicles and trailers do not need to be inspected.
  • Motorcycles do not need to be inspected
  • Any vehicle you have spent at least $921 in emission-related repairs that cannot pass inspection will receive a waiver from emission inspection for 2 years. You will have to show the repair bills as proof, that the repairs were accomplished within 60 days, and have failed a vehicle emission inspection.

NOTE: The DC DMV Inspection Station no longer verifies whether the windows in your vehicle are tinted within the tinting thresholds established by DC law. You can obtain a medical waiver for window tinting that will allow you to tint your vehicle’s windows to the degree necessary for you. More information is available at the link below:

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