Reciprocity Permit Renewal

The world of DC parking permits is complex and almost impossible to understand, even for lifetime Washington, D.C. residents. We are well-versed in all of the rules governing parking permits and can help you determine what parking permit you need, what you need to get that parking permit, and how to renew it once it’s time.

If your reciprocity permit is eligible for renewal, you can do so online if you have the right documents. This can also be done in-person by your United States Vehicle Registration Service team member.

Can you Renew your Reciprocity Parking Permit?

To renew your reciprocity permit, it must first be eligible for renewal.

The following reciprocity permits are good for one year and are eligible for renewal:

  • A full-time student attending school in the District
  • A member of Congress
  • A personal staff member of a member of Congress
  • A presidential appointee
  • A member of the United States military on active duty
  • A diplomat
  • A part-time District resident
  • A District resident with a take-home company vehicle

Not listed above? If you are listed below, your reciprocity permit is not eligible for renewal:

  • A temporary district resident (these reciprocity permits are valid for only 6 months and are non-renewable)

If you live on a street that is zoned for Residential Parking Permits, you can also obtain that permit for an additional fee. Your RPP may not need to be renewed at the same time as your reciprocity permit.  

Your Checklist

The information that you need to renew your reciprocity permit is very similar to the information that you needed to get it in the first place. Since the information needed varies wildly, we suggest working with your United States Vehicle Registration Service representative to determine exactly what is needed. Below is the list that most people need:

  • Proof of your eligibility for a reciprocity permit
  • Proof of your residency (which can include a utility bill, telephone bill, lease, or other documents listed here) 
  • Original or photocopy of your certificate of insurance. This document has to contain:
    • The make of your car (Mercedes, Ford, Honda, etc.)
    • VIN # (17 digits)
    • Model (C 300, Fusion, Civic, etc.)
    • Your current DC address
    • Policy start date
    • Policy end date
  • Proof of Out-of-State Driver’s License (two copies)
  • Proof of valid registration

Reciprocity Permit Renewal Is 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 a healthcare provider parking permit 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, Dupont Circle, and Cleveland Park. If you need a parking permit, just give us a call! We’d love to give you back your time.