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-Effective Tuesday, September 5, the Inspection Station transitioned to fall/winter 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.

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Tag Replacement

DC DMV will replace your vehicle tags if they are lost or stolen or need to be replaced due to wear and tear. To obtain replacement tags, visit a DC DMV service location and present the following original documents and pay applicable fees.

  • DC DMV vehicle registration card
  • Valid DC DMV driver license, non-driver identification card, or learner permit.

If you do not own the vehicle, you must have a vehicle power of attorney form that says you are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf, as well as a copy of the vehicle owner’s driver license or permit along with your own. The Vehicle Power of Attorney form is available at the link below:

  • Vehicle Power of Attorney Form
  • Existing vehicle tags, if they are worn, or the remaining tag, if only one was stolen
  • Metropolitan Police Department police report is required for the lost or stolen tags

Information on DC DMV fees is available at the link below:

NOTE: If you do not surrender your existing tags, you will be liable for any tickets issued to that tag number. If you receive tickets on a tag that is lost or stolen, you must provide the full police report (the CCN is not sufficient) to DC DMV Adjudication Services to contest the ticket.

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