In an effort to help close a budget gap for fiscal year 2012, the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hike its fees for many of its routine transactions, including duplicate licenses and temporary ID cards.

Beginning Oct. 1, District residents will pay more than double for a duplicate driver’s license or permit. The fee, which will increase from $7 to $20, also applies to requests for a change of address, duplicate registration card, and temporary driver’s licenses and ID cards.

The fee for a duplicate commercial driver license increased from $13 to $20.

In addition, there will be two fee categories for Residential Parking Permits (RPP), according to the DMV. Seniors, who are over age 65 and the primary vehicle owner, will pay $25 instead of the usual $15. All other registered drivers will pay $35.

In July, the DMV began charging $10 for written and road tests, which previously were free.

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Erica Butler

AFRO Staff Writer