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DFHV Licensing and Renewals

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles is located at 2235 Shannon Place, SE, Suite 20001, Washington, DC 20020

DFHV Service Center Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Applications are accepted until 3:30 pm. The agency will be closed for all observed District Holidays.

Licensing and Permitting Applications: For-Hire Licenses and Permits are processed by the Client Services Division during normal hours of operations.

All For-Hire Examinations are offered daily from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

To schedule an appointment, please fill out this form.

Vision Zero Training Requirement: DFHV has committed itself to support the District’s Vision Zero traffic safety goals. To support these goals all For Hire License (new/renewal) applicants will be required to complete the Vision Zero training program. For more information, please contact DFHV Client Services division at 202-645-7300 or [email protected]


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