Get it Up to Date: Vehicle Enforcement Resumes June 1

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Check the expiry dates on the sticker in your windshield –and the cards in your wallet.

When the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) granted a waiver without penalty for driver’s licenses, real ID and vehicle registrations that expired on or after March 1.

Now, as COVID restrictions are lifted throughout the District, that enforcement is about to resume.

Starting June 1, all vehicles registered in DC will need to display valid registration and inspection stickers. Additionally, new tiered RPP fees will go into effect June 1. These long-planed increases take the fee from $35 to $50 as for the first car and increases for each additional vehicle.

Starting June 1:

  • All parking enforcement will resume
  • Vehicles parked in towing zones will be towed
  • Street sweeping areas will be enforced
  • Vehicles must display DC registration and inspection stickers
  • Parking and traffic tickets issues after June 1 will be subject to the adjudication hearing timelines listed on the back of the ticket

Starting July 1:

  • Vehicles with two or more unsatisfied tickets more than 60 days old will be booted
  • All DC driver’s license holders and ID card holders to display valid credentials
  • DC medical cannabis program patient or caregiver card must have a valid expiration date

Do you have a few pink slips in your glove box you haven’t taken care of? A new four-month ticket amnesty program will be in effect for tickets issued before September 30, 2021 –even those issued before the pandemic. All penalties or late fees on the tickets will be waived. Only the original ticket fee will need to be paid.

Finally, for residents with expired driver licenses or ID cards, mark July 1 on your calendar, as you will need to renew your credential prior to that date. Residents with a REAL ID credential (black star in right corner) may renew online, by mail, or through DC DMV’s free mobile app. Residents without a REAL ID credential and residents 70 years of age and older will need to schedule an online appointment to renew their credential in-person.

Learn more and schedule appointments by visiting dmv.dc.gov