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-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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To Obtain a Trip Permit

If your vehicle travels into and through the District of Columbia and meets the criteria for an apportioned vehicle, you must display an apportioned tag or secure a trip permit before entering the District. Motor carriers, chartered buses, chartered shuttle buses, and other vehicles that fall under the definition of apportionable vehicles, but are not apportioned or fully registered in the District of Columbia, may obtain a trip permit for a fee, if required. If your vehicle is not in compliance, the owner/operator is subject to a $500 fine.

More information on DC DMV fees is available at the link below:

Skip the Trip LogoOnline

Any non-DC DMV-registered business can get a trip permit online.

Eligible Transactions

If you are a registered commercial carrier, you can use the DC DMV Trip Permit website to do the following:

  • Request a trip permit
  • Revise a trip permit request
  • Run archived reports on trip permit transactions and user account information

The DC DMV Trip Permit website is available at the link below:

Businesses that provide information and payment online may print the trip permit after completing the online transaction. Your copy of the trip permit will be delivered to the email address you provide.

Online services are available from 6:00 am to 12:00 am, seven days a week.

Transit America

Businesses may also purchase DC trip permits from Transit America. Please visit the Transit America website at the link below for more information:

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