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-In recognition of the Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday, all DC DMV locations will be closed Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, October 11. Many of DC DMV's services will remain available online or via the agency's free mobile app.

-The DC Inspection Station is now operating on fall/winter hours. For more information, please visit the inspection station webpage.

-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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Services

 District Residency and Documentation for Vehicle Registrations
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Residency and Documentation Requirements to Register Vehicles in the District.

 Driver Education and Testing Information
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General information on driver education and testing at the DC DMV.

 Full Reciprocity Plan FAQs
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Frequently asked questions about the Full Reciprocity Plan.

Accepted Forms of Payments
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Common methods of payment accepted by the DC DMV.

Admit with an Explanation
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Available options to respond to a parking, photo enforcement, or minor moving violation ticket in the District.

After Buying a Vehicle
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Steps to take after purchasing a vehicle for the first time.

Aggressive Driving
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How to avoid driving aggressively in the District.

Appeal Reconsideration or Motion to Vacate Decisions
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How to file an appeal after being denied reconsideration

Apply for Disability Parking Placards and Permits
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Submit an application for DC DMV disability parking placards and permits.

Apply for Disability Tags
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Visit any DC DMV service center to obtain disability vehicle tags from DC DMV. You must be a District resident to apply and complete the DC DMV application for disability parking placard or tags.

Beginning Drivers
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Learn what you need to know as a new driver in the District.

Benefits and Features of Trip Permit Registration for Non-Apportioned Vehicles
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Learn about the features and benefits of Trip Permit registration for Non-Apportioned Vehicles.

Booted or Towed Vehicles
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What to do if your vehicle is booted or towed.

Business Services
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Learn about doing business with the DC DMV.

Buying a Vehicle
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General guidance on buying a vehicle in the District.

Buying and Selling a Vehicle
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How to buy and sell a vehicle in the District.

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DC DMV has partnered with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to offer child car seat inspections and installs during inspection station spring/summer hours.

CDL Eligibility and Documentation
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Requirements for obtaining a DC DMV Commercial Driver License (CDL).

CDL Knowledge Tests
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Information on taking the CDL Knowledge Test for the appropriate class designation and endorsement.

CDL Learner Permits
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How to get a DC DMV CDL learner permit.

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