The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is now issuing driver licenses and identification cards with the jurisdiction as Washington, DC. The new credential, which the agency has been issuing since June 1, 2017, has the same Cherry Blossom design as the driver licenses and identification cards that DC DMV began issuing in November 2013 with the jurisdiction as District of Columbia. Currently, DC DMV has four different credentials in circulation and all are valid until the expiration date:
- Cherry Blossom design with jurisdiction as Washington, DC;
- Cherry Blossom design with jurisdiction as District of Columbia;
- Paper, temporary credential, and
- Blue and white design with jurisdiction as Washington, DC.
The process to obtain a REAL ID or Limited Purpose credential has not changed, and residents must still provide DC DMV with the required documentation to obtain a:
- REAL ID driver license;
- REAL ID identification card;
- Limited Purpose driver license, and
- Limited Purpose identification card.
A resident who does not currently have a REAL ID credential, which has a black star in the upper, right hand corner, must provide the required documentation to obtain one during a renewal, duplicate, or change of address transaction.
DC DMV has more than 55 online services, enabling customers to “skip the in-person trip.”
The new DC DMV driver licenses and identification cards are part of the Back to Basics DC, a celebration of the day-to-day work that keeps Washington, DC moving forward. Follow Back to Basics DC on social media using #backtobasicsDC.