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DC DMV Service Update: Walk-in service has returned to DC DMV for all Service Centers and Adjudication Services.

The ticket amnesty program is extended to December 31, 2021. For more information, please visit

Online ticket payment transactions will be unavailable during a system update on October 23, from 6-7 am.

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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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