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Agency Operating Status

Mayor Bowser announced Phase Two on June 22, 2020. In-person visits to DFHV Client Services are by appointment only. To schedule go to DFHV.dc.gov/appointment. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Effective January 13, 2020, Face ID exams are offered Monday through Friday 9:30 am-2 pm. One Stop and Face ID applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Call (202) 645-7300 or email [email protected]. View updates at coronavirus.dc.gov/phasetwo.


Driver Resources

DFHV is taking steps during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency to support for-hire drivers, vehicle owners and businesses. DFHV has made a limited number of safety partitions available to the taxicab industry for owners operating during the medical emergency.


Protect yourself. Protect others. Follow these tips for a safe for-hire ride. #RideSafeDC

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Department of For-Hire Vehicles

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Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, except District holidays. Applications accepted until 3:30 pm.

Connect With Us
Client Services Suite 2001/Executive Offices Suite 3001
2235 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC , 20020
Phone: (202) 645-7300
Fax: (202) 889-3604
TTY: 711
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Online Business Portal

Department of For-Hire Vehicles has launched the Online Business Portal to allow Operators, Companies and Associations access to submit License Applications, One Stop Vehicle Registrations, and Vehicle Case Management.

To establish portal access, please click here 

Please allow 24 hours for a client services team member to review and approve your request. Once access has been granted, you will receive further instructions via email notification.

Operator Portal 

Company Portal



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