DC’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows drivers’ documents which expired on March 1 or later to remain valid until 45 days after the coronavirus-related public health emergency ends.
Driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, vehicle inspections, ticket payments, and ticket adjudication responses are included in the list of official documents whose expiration dates are extended.
The DC DMV also offers an official letter that drivers can keep in their vehicles and show officers if they are stopped while driving outside the District. The driver needs to get a printout of this document.
DMV offices in the city opened their doors for in-person services beginning June 23 as part of Phase 2 reopening. However, visiting is only possible after making appointments as part of efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The department scheduled most appointments for renewing driving documents for November after being overwhelmed with requests.
The DC DMV announced last month that an employee at the Rhode Island Service Center located at 2350 Washington Place, NE tested positive for coronavirus and the location was closed for around two weeks. It reopened on July 7. The place is scheduled to close indefinitely on August 10 due to being understaffed.