Top 5 Ways to Save Time at the DMV

1. MyDMV Top ↑

The best way to save time at the DMV is to avoid going there at all! The DMV offers two dozen online services and you can access most of them from one place - your MyDMV account. Here are just a few of the things you can do online:

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See Online Services to find out what you can do online. Sign up for MyDMV today!

2. Kiosks Top ↑


With 38 locations, there's a "DMV in a Box" near you in a DMV office, a supermarket or another partner locations. No bank account? Kiosks at DMV offices take cash.

Kiosks offer:

The vehicle registration/decal and driver history reports are printed on the spot. See Kiosks for more details and locations.

3. Mail Top ↑

If you can't do it online, you may be able to do it by mail. Most of the transactions listed above can be completed using paper forms and payment by check or money order.

Here are a few other transactions that can be completed by mail:

See the Forms page or the individual pages for these transactions for forms and other information.

4. Have the Right Information Top ↑

Sometimes you have to visit the DMV in person but make sure you only have to come in once. Get the right forms and all of the documents you need to complete the transaction. Here are some specific tips:

Read this website carefully and Contact Us before you come in to make sure you are ready to go and only have to visit the DMV once.

5. Use Dash Pass Appointment Top ↑

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One of the best ways to save time at the DMV is by skipping the wait with Dash Pass Appointment. Like any other appointment—doctor, dentist, etc.—just go online, enter your cell phone number and pick a date. That's it!

Appointments can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance, then arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to enjoy a much more streamlined DMV experience. You’ll even have a separate line for check in—just look for the “appointments” sign near the information counter.

Dash Pass Appointment is offered at almost every DMV location. You can learn more about the system or schedule an appointment here.