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Vehicle Age Waiver Inspection Request

Taxicab operators who have vehicles that are older than eight (8) model years but less than ten (10) model years may complete an application to waive the eight-year vehicle age retirement requirement under Title 31 DCMR § 609.3 for one calendar year. To qualify for the waiver, the operator must show proof that the vehicle has been driven no more than 275,000 miles and has passed a 150-point inspection by an independent ASE certified mechanic. No taxicab company or association may self-certify the 150-point ASE inspection. The initial charge for the waiver application is $ 50.00. A One-Stop registration fee of $50.00 may be assessed where applicable.

The vehicle shall meet other eligibility criteria for the waiver as follows:

1. Have passed its two (2) most recent required DMV inspections;
2. Be in excellent mechanical condition, as evidenced by passage of a 150-point inspection administered by an independent third party Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified inspection service, any fleet, company, or association may not self certify;
3. Be in excellent condition in appearance, including having no body damage on its exterior;
4. Not be a salvaged vehicle or declared a total loss;
5. Not have been driven more than two hundred seventy-five thousand (275,000) miles at the time the waiver application is filed.

All other public vehicle-for-hire requirements under Title 31 of the DCMR are still applicable.

Apply for waiver here