DC DMV to Resume Some Enforcement, Increase Parking Fees

Earlier this month, the DC DMV announced that several previously-suspended enforcement operations will resume, with a goal of gradually resuming normal businesses in the coming months. While all in-person DC DMV appointments still require an appointment, as of June 1, District residents will need to display valid registration and emissions inspection stickers.

Additionally, the city’s pandemic-long grace period for expired driver’s licenses will end on July 1. Given that there are likely a large number of residents who have let their licenses expire, and due to the fact that switching from the old license to the city’s newer REALID-compliant one requires a DMV trip, it’s within reason to believe that there could be an appointment crunch in the coming months.

Also on June 1, the cost for a residential parking permit will increase, with a tiered set of costs. Until now, RPP rights cost $35 per year, irrespective of how many vehicles were registered to a given mailing address. Beginning in June, the annual cost of an RPP will increase to $50 per year for the first vehicle, increasing on a scaled basis for every additional car that is registered at a single mailing address.

If you have any questions, please contact the DC DMV’s Dealer Services department at dcdmvdealerinfo@dc.gov, or call 202-737-4404. As a reminder, if you have a customer who needs an appointment with DC DMV and they are unable to get one in a timely fashion, you can reach out to Joe Koch at jk@wanada.org for information on the workaround that WANADA has arranged.

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