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OK, on March 25th 2019 the first GA series was spotted. Since that day I’ve been counting down the arrival of the HA series. Doth my eyes deceive me? I think not, I’ve spotted this JA car two mornings in a row now. Now so many questions: What the heck happened to H and I series? Did they get skipped entirely or was a JA issued by mistake? Has anyone else spotted a JA plate? Anyone spot an HA plate?

Update: Yup, the JAs are out since Hs are for taxis and Is look too much like ones apparently. Still confusing, as a few have noted, where did the GW-GZs go? Nevertheless, welcome J series!! Standby for the K series in a few years. God willing.

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Thanks to Katie for sending: “Driver’s license system down. The dmv driver’s license system is down in all locations in DC. Been down since opening. They are saying no ETA on getting it fixed. Lots of people waiting.”

DC DMV reports: “Due to a technical issue, in-person and online transactions that require photo imaging are currently unavailable. Service to resolve this issue will be completed as soon as possible.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved home to Michigan, but still have my DC plates on my car, will be changing them over to Michigan when it’s my birthday (they do renewals here old timey and they happen on your birthday, not just any day!)

Brief history of Michigan motor department laws aside, I woke up this morning to three letters from the DC DMV of three unpaid parking tickets, Read More

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Ed. Note: Related, you can read the Automated Traffic Enforcement Semi-Annual Report First Half of Fiscal Year 2021 From 10/1/2020 to 3/31/2021 here.

From the DC DMV:

Effective January 25, 2022, The DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) will expand its virtual hearing pilot to include parking and photo enforcement tickets. Virtual hearings were previously available only for minor moving violations, permit suspensions and revocations, and reinstatement hearings. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I recently used to the DC DMV self-service inspection kiosk at 300 Van Buren St NW to test my car. There was no line at 11am on a weekday and it took less than 5 minutes to pass. I received my new sticker the following week. The process was amazingly easy. The process of removing my old sticker — which on my last inspection 3 years had been affixed by DMV inspection person — was impossible to scrape off and had been stuck so far down the window well that my scraper could not access the lower half of the sticker. During my struggle, my new sticker, the back of which had not even been peeled off, fell down a crack on my dashboard and I’ve spent weeks trying unsuccessfully to fish it out, confound it. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

As I stand in one of the longest DMV lines I’ve ever seen (Rhode Island location), I’m wondering which location people say is the best in terms of efficiency (is there’s such a thing when it comes to DMV’s?) or if there’s any tips for how to play it here?

Despite a line of 30-40 people ahead of me, my entire experience at the Rhode Island DMV location took less than 90 minutes (to convert my license and register my car). Once inside they were extremely organized and professional. No complaints (except the terror I felt seeing that line). Thanks!”

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Kyle sends the plea from Mount Pleasant:

“PLEASE DON’T ticket me! I live here! Trying to get permit, have been to DMV 4 times. I have paid $300+ in tickets. There is no non-zone parking near here. Just graduated college and literally cannot afford more tickets or parking permit.”

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have advice on how to handle this situation? 8+ weeks ago I went to the Georgetown DMV to get a drivers license. Brought all the necessary paperwork, posed for the photo, paid, etc.

It still has not arrived via mail to my home Read More

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