COVID-19 State DMV Operational Changes

This page is updated as of 11:00 a.m. ET on July 20, 2020.

More updates pertaining to COVID-19 can be found here

 

District of Columbia

  • Operational Status
    • All DC DMV service centers are open to the public on a by-appointment basis. Those wishing to make an appointment can do so here. The Brentwood CDL facility, and the adjudication services center at L’Enfant Plaza will also be open on an appointment-only basis. Standard online services remain available at dmv.dc.gov.
    • As of July 21, dealers may process up to three same-day registration requests a day, in person at the Southwest Service Center, so long as the temporary dealer registrations are within 15 days of expiration. Dealers may also drop off tag and title work at the DMV on a drop-in basis.
  • DL/ID Issuance and Extensions (includes CDL unless otherwise noted)
    • For all licenses that were set to expire on 3/1/20 or later, waiver granted without penalty until 45 days after the declared state of emergency ends. All DL suspensions and revocations paused until DC DMV reopens at full capacity. As noted above, the CDL facility in Brentwood is open, by appointment, as of June 23.
  • Vehicle Title and Registration Issuance and Extensions
    • If expiring 3/1/20 or later, waiver granted without penalty until 45 days after the end of the public health emergency.
  • Vehicle Safety & Emissions Inspections
    • If expiring 3/1/20 or later, waiver granted without penalty until 45 days after the end of the public health emergency. The inspection center in Southwest is open to passenger vehicles on a first-come, first-serve basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maryland

  • DMV In-Person Services
  • DL/ID Issuance and Extensions (includes CDL unless otherwise noted)
    • All driver licenses, ID cards, permits and registrations that expire or are eligible for renewal will not expire until the 30th day after the state of emergency has been lifted.
  • Driver Skills Testing
    • Commercial and non-commercial driving tests can be conducted by appointment only at select branches, using the online registration system.
  • Vehicle Safety & Emissions Inspections

Virginia

  • Operational Status
  • DL/ID Issuance and Extensions (includes CDL unless otherwise noted)
    • All licenses set to expire between May 1 and July 31 or earlier have been extended for up to 180 days, or until October 31, whichever is earlier. Those with licenses set to expire between March 15 and April 30 have until mid-October, at the earliest, to renew their identification cards. Permits, licenses, and credentials for for-hire drivers and vehicles that had been set to expire on March 1 or later have been automatically extended through September 30.
  • Vehicle Title and Registration Issuance and Extensions
    • 90-day extension from the initial expiration date if it is April 30 or earlier; 60-day extension for registrations set to expire in May. Registrations set to expire between June 1 and June 10 are extended until July 31. Fleet title/tag services still being provided.