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-On Tuesday, June 6, the Inspection Station will begin operating on spring/summer hours. For more information, please visit the Inspection Station webpage.


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


-DC DMV recommends the use of masks by employees and customers at all DC DMV facilities. Masks are still required during the in-vehicle portion of a road test.

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Online Private Sale Vehicle Registration

DC DMV is now offering District residents who have recently purchased a vehicle through a private sale the option to title and register the vehicle in the District through a hybrid internet/mail transaction.

Submit an online request for a private sale Title and Registration

Once you have successfully completed the application process and uploaded all required information, you will be required to mail your original Title to DC DMV at the addresses listed below. All mail sent via USPS must be sent certified mail. The Title may also be sent via Fedex, UPS, DHL, or other overnight service that can provide a tracking number.

Address mail sent via USPS to:
Processing Center/Private Sale
PO Box 90120
Washington, DC 20090

Address mail sent via FedEx or other overnight service to:
Processing Center/Private Sale
95 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

DC DMV encourages customers to mail their original Title via certified mail or Federal Express. Tracking information can be provided to DC DMV.

Following notification of approval from DC DMV, you may complete the vehicle Title and Registration and submit payment.

Finally, you may monitor the status of your online private sale Title and Registration.

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