DC Out-of-Town Inspection Sticker Renewal

Are you a DC resident but you will be out of town when your DC inspection sticker expires? If you are located at least 75 miles outside of the District and can’t return before your sticker will be expired, DC will allow you to have your vehicle inspected from your current location.

Out-of-Town Inspection

All out-of-town inspections need to be performed by a certified repair center or dealer. United States Vehicle Registration Service can help you find an appropriate center if you are not sure where to start. If you are in Maryland or Virginia, we will request an emissions test. If you are in another state that United States Vehicle Registration Service does not work in, you may need to request an on-board diagnostic test instead.

In order to be acceptable to the DC DMV, they will need the test results printed by the service center on official letterhead. All test results need to include:

  • Vehicle year
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle make
  • Current mileage
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Tag number

What Next?

Once we receive the emissions testing results on your behalf, we will present the documents to a resolution councilor at the DC Department of Motor Vehicles. They will then review the inspection results to ensure that the levels are within DC requirements. If they are accepted, you will have an approved and valid inspection for two years. When you renew your registration in the future, you will be charged a DC inspection fee. Your renewal sticker will be mailed to your out-of-state address so that your inspection will not lapse.

Your Checklist

To complete your out-of-state inspection sticker renewal, we need the following documents:

  • Two copies of DC Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Current vehicle insurance card
  • Emissions test results on official letterhead from out-of-state inspection station (see above)

DC Out-of-Town Inspection Sticker Renewals Are Easy with United States Vehicle Registration Service

United States Vehicle Registration Service is built around one concept—that your time is much better spent anywhere but the Department of Motor Vehicles. We have mastered simplifying complex DMV processes and confusing instructions into a seamless process that we’ll handle from start to finish. Whether you need inspection assistance or DC title work, we will come to you and take care of your task with same-day service available. We specialize in helping our valued customers in Washington, D.C. including Georgetown, Adams Morgan, and Shaw. If you will be out of the District and need your inspection sticker renewed, just give us a call! We’d love to give you back your time.