Moving Out of State in Washington DC
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Motorists moving outside D.C. on a permanent basis should notify the Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) of the change of address by going to a service location, or sending an e-mail with all the necessary information to either of the following addresses:
Washington D.C. requires you to surrender your license tags. Once you've registered the vehicle in your new state, go to a DMV service location and hand over your D.C. registration and tags.
You can also mail the tags and registration to:
- D.C. DMV
- Vehicle Registration
- P.O. Box 90120
- Washington, D.C. 20090
Make sure to get a receipt of the transaction, since you can be held responsible for any traffic violations committed on stolen tags you failed to surrender.
The DMV doesn't offer refunds on unused registrations.
Those leaving the district for a short time should let the DMV know by visiting a service location, or by sending an e-mail with all the vital information to either of the following addresses:
Although your address will change on the DMV records, you won't be issued a new license.
Make matters easier for yourself either before or shortly after moving by visiting our "New to Your State" section, which gives an overview of driving-related tasks that should be tackled immediately after you settle into your new home.
Those in the military who will be temporarily living outside the district should check out our Drivers in the Military section for important registration and license information regarding their special situation.
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