Vehicle registration plates of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.
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Current series
SloganEnd Taxation Without Representation
Size12 in × 6 in
30 cm × 15 cm
Serial formatAB 1234
IntroducedAugust 2017 (2017-08)
Issued byDistrict of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles
First issuedOctober 1, 1907 (1907-10-01)
(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.[1]

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.

  1. ^ "Old District of Columbia License Plates". Retrieved September 27, 2017.