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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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Visitor Parking Permits

Effective August 1, 2021, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will no longer issue visitor parking permits.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT’s) new ParkDC program combines the former annual visitor parking pass and the temporary (15-day) parking permits. You must have a valid District DMV driver’s license or non-driver identification card to use ParkDC permits as a resident.

Anyone visiting a DC resident may request a visitor parking permit (VPP) through the ParkDC program. A VPP may be used by people visiting from out-of-town and by residents who live in other neighborhoods. Rather than relying on the manual process managed by MPD District personnel, residents or visitors may now obtain visitor parking passes in any of the following ways:

  • Visit the ParkDC permits website.
  • Download the ParkDC permits mobile app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
  • Visit kiosks located at MPD District Stations, DDOT Headquarters, and the DDOT Permit Office.
  • Call the DDOT Call Center at (202) 671-2631.


  • The printout should be displayed with the “Visitor Parking Permit” logo face up and on your dashboard.
  • The license plate number on the permit must match the one displayed on the vehicle.
  • The vehicle must be parked in the correct ANC.
  • The permit must have a future expiration date.

Note: A visitor parking permit will not prevent a visitor from receiving a warning notice or ticket related to registration of out-of-state automobiles (ROSA). If the visitor receives this warning notice or ticket, it is important they follow the instructions on the warning/ticket.

For more information about requesting a VPP, please visit MPD's website.

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