How can I check the wait time at the DMV?

Do all you can to lessen the ordeal of waiting in line at the DMV. Check to see which DMV locations allow you to check the wait time and hours online.

Many states now offer customer traffic monitoring systems which can be checked online prior to arriving at the DMV. These systems generally monitor appointment and nonappointment wait times. When first introduced, this technology was calculated to cut wait times by an average of 30 minutes. 

Unfortunately, not all branches in states that utilize this technology will be equipped with such monitoring. If you cannot check the wait time at your DMV location online, try to shorten your wait time by calling the branch to check on wait times or by making an appointment, if possible. Prevent a second trip to the DMV by taking the correct paperwork. Also keep in mind that many DMVs offer extensive online services such as registration renewal, drivers license renewal, and change of address.

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