How Does the ROSA Policy Work?

How Does the ROSA Policy Work?

Not sure if the Registration of Out-of-State Automobiles (ROSA) Policy applies to you? USVRS can help.

Will you be working and parking in DC for more than 30 consecutive days without living in the area? If so, you need to know about the ROSA Policy. ROSA, or Registration of Out-of-State Automobiles, is a requirement that states all vehicles must be registered and display a DC DMV inspection sticker and tags. It is possible to receive a ROSA exemption as a recurring visitor if you apply online, in person, or by mail. 

What Happens If You Don’t Have An Exemption? 

The DC department of public works monitors for any vehicles that do not display the registration. Upon observing an unregistered vehicle a second time within the 30 days, the department may issue a warning notice or citation and may even impound the vehicle. 

Who Qualifies? 

If you are simply visiting DC as a tourist, you will not need a ROSA exemption. If you are a recurring visitor with frequent, short term visits, it will benefit you to apply, especially if you have received a citation. 

What Will You Need?

To file for an exemption, you will need several items and some additional paperwork if the vehicle lease is not in your name. If you are the owner or leaseholder, you will need a copy of the citation or warning notice, and your original lease or deed with your out-of-district residence printed on it. Additionally, you will need to have a utility bill from the last 60 days with your out-of-district address and a valid registration card. If your name is not on the lease or deed, you will also need a statement from the owner of the vehicle stating that you live there as well as copies of their lease and a utility bill. You will still need a valid vehicle registration card, and the address must be the same as the owner’s lease and other information. 

Questions? The United States Vehicle Registration Services is Here to Help You!

If you still have questions regarding vehicle registration inspections, get in touch with us andfill out our online form. We understand that vehicle inspections can be a tricky business, and we are helping to guide you through the process. Make sure that you leave your name, phone number, email address, and a summary of how we can best help you and your needs. Feel free to give us a call at 202-342-2558 or send us an email at We can help you to navigate the DMV in DC or Virginia or even the MVA in Maryland. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, make sure that you follow us onFacebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.

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