It Was Fun While It Lasted:  All Parking Enforcement Resumes June 1  

On Tuesday, June 1, enforcement will resume for motor vehicle parking, photo and minor moving violations in the District, but an amnesty program will help many drivers by eliminating penalties, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last month. Photo violations include speeding, red light and stop sign violations.

A four-month amnesty program offering drivers the opportunity to pay outstanding tickets issued before Sept. 30, 2021, will run from June 1 to Sept. 30. Drivers eligible for the amnesty program are still obligated to pay the original ticket amount; however, any penalties will be waived. Department of Public Works tow and storage fees, if any, will not be waived. More information can be found at

As the amnesty program kicks off on June 1, DPW will resume full enforcement of the following parking violations:

• Expired parking meters

• Expired residential parking permits (RPP)

• Expired vehicle tags

• Parking in no parking zones (violators will be towed and ticketed)

• Registration of residential out-of-state automobiles (ROSA)

• Abandoned vehicles (i.e., with flat tires, expired registrations)


The Department of Motor Vehicles is also restarting certain requirements on June 1, as follows:

• All District-registered vehicles must display valid registration and inspection stickers to avoid penalties and enforcement. Registration renewals are not eligible for in-person transactions. Renewals can be done online at, on the DC DMV app or by mail. Vehicle inspection is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Any registration renewed with an RPP request on or after June 1 will be subject to new tiered RPP fees.

• Any ticket issued after June 1 will be subject to adjudication hearing timelines listed on the back of the ticket. Tickets issued between Jan. 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, are still eligible for adjudication and payment of the original fine until Sept. 30.

District residents should prepare for enforcement of the following programs beginning July 1:

• DPW will begin booting vehicles with two or more unsatisfied parking, photo and/or minor moving violation tickets over 60 days old.

• DMV will require all expired D.C. driver licenses and ID Cards to be renewed before July 1, 2021. Failure to comply may result in enforcement. Residents with a REAL ID credential (black star in right corner) should renew online, on the DC DMV app or by mail. Residents without a REAL ID credential and residents 70 years old and older must make an online appointment to renew their credential in person.


One comment on “It Was Fun While It Lasted:  All Parking Enforcement Resumes June 1  ”

  • Paris M. Keena says:

    I have a reciprocity Zone 2 RPP that expired during Covid. It cannot be renewed online, and is ineligible for a DMV appointment. This is a catch 22 for which I can do nothing to comply by June 1st. What can I do? I pay $380 for this sticker, and would happily pay to get it now if I were able to.

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