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- Attention all Carriers:
The District of Columbia has vehicle registration requirements for chartered buses seating more than 15 passengers that are operated within the District of Columbia. Under these requirements, such vehicles must either: (1) be registered as a commercial vehicle within Washington D.C. and bear Washington DC license plates; (2) be registered in their home state with apportioned license plates; or (3) display a valid trip permit from the DC Department of Motor Vehicles. A trip permit costs $50, lasts 6 days, and covers only one specific vehicle.
Compliance with this law does not exempt a carrier from WMATC requirements, and possession of WMATC operating authority does not exempt a carrier from compliance with the District of Columbia law. For more information about the new D.C. charter bus requirements, contact the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles at (202) 737-4404 or visit https://dmv.dc.gov/node/1119521.