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Washington DC DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Washington DC DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the Washington DC DMV is:

Online Services at the Washington DC DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Washington DC DMV offers the following services online:

  • Address change.
  • License renewal.
  • License replacement.
  • Check license status.
  • Appointments.
  • Registration renewal.
  • Registration replacement.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Washington DC Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Washington DC DMV Practice Tests

Washington DC DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Washington DC DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Washington DC

Driver’s Education in Washington DC

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Washington DC Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Washington DC? has you covered!

Washington DC Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Washington DC Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Washington DC Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Washington DC Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Washington DC License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Washington DC driver’s license?

You’ll need to bring proof of your identity, address, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Washington DC?

You can renew your license online, by mail, or in person.

How long do I have to renew my Washington DC driver’s license after it expires?

If you license has been expired for more than a year, you’ll need to retake your tests. You cannot drive with an expired license.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Washington DC?

Yes, you’ll need to get one within 30 days.

When will I receive my Washington DC driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive it in about 15 business days.

Can I get a copy of my Washington DC registration online?

Yes, you can order replacements online.

How do I renew my car registration in Washington DC?

You can renew online or by mail.

Can I renew my car registration online in Washington DC?

Yes, you can renew online.

What happens if my Washington DC car registration is expired?

You may need to pay a late fee. You can apply for a one time 5-day permit if your registration expires.

When will I receive my Washington DC car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive them within a few weeks.

How much of my Washington DC car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Washington DC?

Yes, you’ll need to do so when you become a DC resident.

Washington DC DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Washington DC office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Washington DC DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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