GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTORVEHICLES
NOTICE OF WAIVER OF INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN (IRP) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
March 20, 2020
WHEREAS, Washington, DC is under a state of emergency due to COVID-19 and its impact on the health and safety of U.S. residents, Washington, DC requests that all IRP jurisdictions and enforcement personnel refrain from taking enforcement action on vehicles bearing an expired Washington DC apportioned vehicle registration. The State of Emergency will impact those individuals with an apportioned registration expiring on or after March 1, 2020; and
WHEREAS, a number of States and Canadian provinces have requested that IRP jurisdictions and enforcement personnel refrain from taking enforcement action on vehicles with expired apportioned vehicle registration from its base jurisdiction;
NOW THEREEFORE, I, Gabriel Robinson, Director, Department of Motor Vehicles, acting under the authority vested in me by the District of Columbia DC Official Code Sections 50- 901(c) and 50-1507.02, et seq. do hereby order that effective immediately: (1) the District of Columbia, will authorize a temporary waiver of IRP registration requirements; and (2) provide reciprocity for those jurisdictions that have requested IRP jurisdictions and enforcement personnel refrain from taking action on vehicles from their jurisdiction with expired apportioned vehicle registration. This waiver is in effect until further notice.
That any driver operating under the authority of this Waiver or applicable Waiver or Order from the vehicle's base jurisdiction shall have a copy (or available by electronic means) of this Waiver or applicable Waiver or Order in the cab of the vehicle and provide it to law enforcement.
Director, Department of Motor Vehicles District of Columbia
95 M Street, SW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20024 - 202-727-2200