DC DMV Expanding In-Person Dealer Services

According to a notice published earlier this week, the DC DMV is resuming same-day dealer tag and title registrations at their Southwest Service Center, located at 95 M Street SW. Dealers must have an appointment for the same-day registration requests, and the vehicles must have a dealer-issued temporary registration that is within 15 days of expiration. There is a limit of three same-day processes per day.

Dealers and their couriers can schedule appointments at this link.

The DMV is also resuming dealer tag and title dropoffs at the Southwest Service Center. Appointments are not required for dropoffs; however, dealer personnel arriving without an appointment will have to wait in the public line at the DMV center. Once they get to the check-in window, they will be directed to the dealer transaction drop-off/pick up area.

Whenever possible, the DMV encourages dealers to avail themselves of the city’s Online Services Portal, or to submit transactions by overnight mail when possible. For dropoffs, the DMV’s usual 14 business-day turnaround window remains in effect. For more information, at dcdmvdealerinfo@dc.gov.

The DMV’s inspection station, located on Half Street SW near the Southwest Service Center, is operating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Until at least August 31, the inspection station is open to passenger vehicles from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The inspection station is also open to passenger vehicles on Wednesdays, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commercial vehicles and buses can get inspected on Mondays, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition, the DMV is extending all city vehicle documents that had been set to expire on March 1 or later until 45 days after the District’s state of emergency expires. This includes inspections, driver’s licenses, registrations, parking permits, and ticket adjudication responses.

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