Link to the Ephemera page

2005 Registration Renewal Documentation
2005 (exp. 2006) registration renewal sheet

This 8.5"x11" "renewal sheet" is how D.C. vehicle owners receive their registration card and validation sticker upon renewal. The top third of the form, mostly blank, is the address panel for the mailing. The center panel includes the perforated registration card and instructions as to how the windshield sticker should be applied. This particular form documents a Historic Motor Vehicle registration renewed through March 20, 2006. (Registrant, registration, and vehicle data has been altered to protect the privacy of the owner.)
 
The lower portion of this heavy paper form is covered with reflective sheeting, in the center of which is printed the registration validation sticker. This portion of the form is constructed in a fashion such that the sticker may be peeled away from the back, revealing a .5" wide border coated with advesive on the front in order that the sticker may be applied to the windshield with the front (printed side) facing out. The center portion, upon which is printed vehicle- and registration-related data, is not covered with adhesive. The back of the 3"x5" sticker is plain white paper.


Link to the Ephemera page

1969 Registration Renewal Mailing
The five documents shown below comprise a complete renewal application mailing of the type distributed to all holders of valid Washington, D.C. vehicle registrations in early 1969.

1969 (exp. 3-31-70) registration renewal mailing cover letter

Basic information about the 1969 renewal process and contents of the renewal mailing are described in this letter.



1969 (exp. 3-31-70) registration renewal application form

The heart of the 1969 renewal mailing is the application form, pictured here front (top) and back. After the registrant checked the accuracy of the data, he or she returned the tri-part form in the green envelope shown below with the appropriate fee ($33.50 in this case). Upon being received and processed by the DMV, the left portion of the form, the D.C.Treasurer's Copy, was retained by that agency. The center section became the registration certificate upon being validated with an
 
official stamp. It was then returned to the motorist along with the right portion, the Owner's Copy, and a pair of black-on-yellow plate validation stickers marked EXP 3-31-70. This form was intended to be used to revalidate personalized registration SKI, which appears at the top of each section of the form. (Even though this document is almost 40 years old, DCplates.net has electronically altered motorist, vehicle, registration, and title data to protect the individual's privacy.)



1969 (exp. 3-31-70) registration renewal instruction card

Information about the 1969 renewal process not contained in the letter pictured above is included in this insert. There is no printing on the back of this document.



1969 (exp. 3-31-70) registration renewal application return envelope

Motorists were instructed to return their 1969 registration renewal application in this DMV self-addressed envelope, although transactions could also be processed in person at any of four locations, three of which were temporary processing centers set up annually to handle the renewal rush.



1969 (exp. 3-31-70) registration renewal application mailing envelope

It cost the D.C. government six cents to mail each renewal application in 1969. The vehicle title number on the application form showed through the oblong window near the top of the mailing envelope.


Link to the Ephemera page

1984 Registration Renewal Mailing
The four documents shown below comprise a complete renewal application mailing of the type distributed to all holders of valid Washington, D.C. vehicle registrations in early 1984. This is the mailing in which the new staggered registration system was announced to holders of valid registrations.

1983 Staggered Registration Is Here insert

The staggered registration system is described in this mailing insert.



1983 (exp. 1984) registration renewal application form

Most important in the 1984 renewal mailing is the application form, pictured here front (top) and back. After the registrant checked the accuracy of the data, he or she returned the tri-part form in the two-way envelope shown below with the appropriate fee ($8.00 for this Historic Motor Vehicle registration). Upon being received and processed by the DMV, the right portion of the form, the D.C.
 
Treasurer's Copy, was retained by that agency. The center section became the registration certificate upon being validated with an official stamp. It was then returned to the motorist along with the left portion and a pair of month ("DEC" in this case) and year ("84") stickers. (This document has been electronically altered to protect the registrant's privacy.)



1983 (exp. 1984) registration renewal information insert

This insert provides basic information about the 1984 renewal process.



1983 (exp. 1984) registration renewal two-way mailing envelope

A two-way envelope was utilized during the 1984 renewal season.



D.C. flag

This page last updated on January 1, 2017

DCplates.net logo
copyright 2006-2017 Eastern Seaboard Press
Information and images on this Web site may not be copied or reproduced
in any manner without consent of the owner.
For information, send an e-mail to admin@DCplates.net