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Special Event Permit

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) will grant Special Events Permits to for-hire vehicle operators to allow transporting of passengers during authorized events held in the District of Columbia. Special Permits are required only for vehicles of licensed operators not currently regulated by DFHV. 

The Special Events Permit fee is $250.00 per vehicle. All payments will be made online.

In addition to payment, applicants MUST upload the following with the application:

• Proof of current vehicle registration,

• Proof of insurance, and

• Documentation of licensed or registered limousine or sedan in home jurisdiction.  

• In addition, if the vehicle is a rental, a copy of the rental agreement must be provided.

Complete instructions are included with the online application. The link to the Special Permit application may be found here -  DFHV-Special Events Permit Application (

For more information or general inquiries, please contact: 

please contact the DFHV Client Services Division at 202-645-7300 or [email protected] 

Applicants who are Non-District Limousine licensees can contact Account Manager, Karl Muhammad at 202.645.4435 or  [email protected]