|Slogan||End Taxation Without Representation|
|Size||12 in × 6 in|
30 cm × 15 cm
|Serial format||AB 1234|
|Issued by||District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles|
|First issued||October 1, 1907|
(pre-district plates from 1903 to September 30, 1907)
The U.S. federal district of Washington, D.C. first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1903. Registrants provided their own license plates for display until 1907, when the district began to issue plates.
Plates are currently issued by the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV). Front and rear plates are required for most classes of vehicles, while only rear plates are required for motorcycles and trailers.